Spotter Report Entry Form

You are welcome to submit spotter reports to the National Weather Service in Marquette provided they concern events which occurred within our county warning area (west and central Upper Michigan).

*** NOTICE *** Information provided on this form may be used by the National Weather Service (NWS) for official purposes in any way, including public release and publication in NWS products. False statements on this form may be subject to prosecution under the False Statement Accountability Act of 1996 (18 U.S.C. ยง 1001) or other statutes. *** NOTICE ***

In addition, please do not submit a report unless it meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Observed precipitation for an event
  • Observed snowfall of 1 inch or more for an event
  • Snow Depth of 1 inch or more (feel free to send daily reports)
  • Hail of any size
  • Wind gusts in excess of 50 mph (please indicate whether winds were measured or estimated)
  • Tornado or funnel cloud
  • Waterspout
  • Flooding
  • Ice jams of rivers or streams
  • Weather related damage to buildings, trees, or vehicles

We do ask that you also contact your local law enforcement agency with reports of severe weather, such as tornadoes, large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding.

Please provide us with the following information:

  • Your name and e-mail address ( without a name, email or phone number we will be unable to verify the report and therefore will be be unable to use the report for official purposes)
  • The date and time of the event
  • The location of the event (including the county, city/town, and street if possible)
  • Your phone number (this will be helpful in case we need to contact you to verify the report or obtain additional information)
  • The type of event, and event details
  • To ensure that you make accurate snowfall measurements, we suggest you read the National Weather Service snow measurement guidelines.
  • If you are only submitting snowfall (or snow depth) information, we invite you to use our simplified snow-only form by clicking here.
Your Name : These are optional, but there may be times when we would want to contact you in order to verify your report or to obtain additional information about an event.
Your e-mail address:
Your phone number:

Start Date of the Event:

End Date of the Event:
Type of Event & Associated Details:
You do not need to make changes to items for which you are not submitting data. Please use letters,numbers, and standard punctuation, anything else will not be saved properly. Thank you.
Event Details / Description
Precipitation inches
Snowfall inches
Snow Depth inches
Wind mph
Measured  Estimated
Wind Damage
Tornado or Funnel Cloud
River or Stream Ice Jam
Miscellaneous Report

Be sure to click the "Submit Report" button when finished. Thank you. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
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