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Snow Observer Application Form

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Cleveland is looking for new volunteers to participate in the Snow Observation Program. If you are already in the program, you do not need to re-apply.

We need new observers at all locations west of I-71 including all of northwest Ohio. We also need new observers in Ashtabula County as well as Erie County, PA (South of I-90) and Crawford County, PA.

The National Weather Service Snow Observation Program is a volunteer program. Snow observers measure the snow and email the Cleveland NWS office each morning and evening when it snows. In your email observation, you will report 12 hour snowfall and the total snow on the ground. You will also record the information on a monthly log which you will email to the NWS office in Cleveland at the end of each month.

Meteorologists at the Forecast Office use your data to assist in making forecasts and issuing snow warnings or advisories. Your monthly logs are used to document monthly and seasonal snowfall at your location and also for research purposes.

Your consistency is an important aspect of the program. Observers are expected to report twice a day, every day that it snows, for the entire winter season, or as often as possible. All you need is a ruler or yard stick to measure the snow.

Please complete the registration form below. Snow Observer Program info/instructions will be emailed to you early in November.

Please email the form (or mail to the address at the bottom of this page). If you have problems with the registration form below, you may email us or call the National Weather Service at 216-265-2370. Thank you.

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NOAA National Weather Service
Attn: Snow Observer Program
5301 West Hanger Rd - Federal Facilities Building
Cleveland Hopkins Airport
Cleveland, OH 44135
Phone: 216-265-2370
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Page last modified: 20 Oct 2010

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