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NEW METHOD FOR REPORTING SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

There is a new way to report significant weather to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service in Columbia has implemented a Public Observation Program which will allow you, the public, to provide critical weather information during times of significant weather.

When you observe hail, wind damage, a funnel cloud or tornado, flooding, or winter weather, you can provide your weather report by calling 1-800-775-7199 or 1-877-633-6772 using your touchtone phone. You will be greeted with a menu system to allow to to specify which type of report you are providing and you will be given the option to leave a call back number (this WILL NOT be kept on file or given out, but may be used during an event to gather more information about the report) and a voice message, if desired.

Below is an example of what forecasters will see when reports are called in to the severe weather hotline. The forecaster will quickly be able to see what the report is and where it is located. Significant reports can also be sent to the NOAA weather radio to inform listeners of the latest storm reports during significant weather.

These phone numbers will not be used to obtain forecast information or for general questions. For that information, please call 803-822-8135.


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