Weather Related Organizations => SKYWARN => Topic started by: Shawn on June 23, 2007, 06:26:34 PM

Title: e-Spotter!
Post by: Shawn on June 23, 2007, 06:26:34 PM

I was wondering what all spotters have access to the online NWS e-Spotter area yet? :)
Title: Re: e-Spotter!
Post by: racenet on June 23, 2007, 08:27:36 PM
I guess not, since I am a spotter and didn't even know about it until you just mentioned it.  :?

Title: Re: e-Spotter!
Post by: Harryca on June 26, 2007, 03:31:54 AM
I'm a weather spotter but, they don't use it around here.  They just told us to call an 800 number to make our report.  

Title: Re: e-Spotter!
Post by: NoQuitters on June 26, 2007, 08:00:08 AM
We've got access to it here in KC but I've never used it.
Title: Re: e-Spotter!
Post by: Anthony on June 26, 2007, 08:19:53 AM
I've used e-spotter before. But I would much rather use the 800 number my self.
Title: Re: e-Spotter!
Post by: SLOweather on June 26, 2007, 09:41:17 AM
We've had it available here for 2 or 3 years. I like to use it because the form prompts for info that I might otherwise forget to give in a phone call.

OTOH, they want the password changed every 90 days, which, based on the infrequency of reportable conditions around here, pretty much guarantees that I'll forget whatever the last one was.
Title: Re: e-Spotter!
Post by: Jim's Wx Sta on June 26, 2007, 11:14:10 PM
Like some of the others, I've never seen this before.  Here,  Sterling Va just has us email them routine reports like snow totals and call for more time sensitive reports.

Title: Re: e-Spotter!
Post by: N8BMB on July 14, 2014, 11:40:12 PM
Just an FYI - E-spotter is being phased out in its entirety.  There will be a new website that will be available to submit reports to.  As I have been told, this will be a more streamlined page that will include both a severe weather and winter weather report in one page and you fill in the pertinent info for the type of weather info you are submitting.

As with any other "important" reports, those should *ALWAYS* be submitted through your local net or by phone (if you are NOT a ham).

Dennis - N8BMB