If you are a mobile spotter that changes locations, you'll want to keep
this page in mind every time you go into the field. The Location dialog box
looks like the image below.
|There are three different options in this dialog box.
- Select a WFO
The National Weather Service has over 100 offices in the country. Each
office has different areas of responsibility. You can find a
map of these areas here. Pick the
appropriate WFO. Do not be concern about the three letter ID that appears
next to the WFO location.
- Select a County
Selecting the correct county if very important to accurately receive your
report. Do not be concerned about the three digit code that appears next
to the county and state.
- Enter a City or Location
Enter the city where you are located. If you are outside a city, use the
distance from that city. For example, 14SW Rapid City. This means 14 miles
southwest of Rapid City. You could also use County Dispatch, Emergency
Managers Office, or other appropriate location that applies to the agency
you are associated with.
When you have made the correct selections, click on the "Change Location"
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