a New England Weather Spotter is easy! Simply follow this link to
our request form.
do not require any specialized training. The only thing you need,
in addition to a keen interest in the weather, is an accurate thermometer
and a simple rain gauge. If you would like suggestions on where
to purchase this equipment, please go to our links page. Along with
a variety of weather instruments, Robert
E. White Instruments offers discounted beginner weather spotter
kits to our spotters.
Initially, observations will be reported by filling in the data on a form.
You might also like to expound on your reports by posting to the
Neweather yahoo group. Reports can be as often as is convenient for you.
The most helpful time to report observations is very early in the morning when you
first get up, and then throughout the day when
convenient, and all night when you happen to be "up" and about!
we like individualized reporting with commentary along with numeric
data, automated reporting is permitted. We are planning changes
that will bypass the Yahoo group mail list and update a web page
with your latest data. Until then, please limit automated reports
to three hour intervals. However, when conditions warrant, e.g. during a storm or heat
wave, more frequent automated (and manual!) reports are welcome.
will never release weather spotter personal information to the group
or place it on line. Also, we ask spotters not to post personal
information. If they do, they may be banned from the spotter area.
Should spotters choose to release personal information to others
privately, they must understand that they do so at their own risk.
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