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This project is still in an experimental state, and we will be accepting feedback though the 2010 calendar year. For more detailed information on this service, please click here.

Storm Reports
You can now submit your significant weather observations to the National Weather Service (NWS) via Twitter.

GeoTagging is the act of associating geographical information with something, and Twitter has recently added the capability GeoTagging individual Tweets. This allows the NWS to correlate each Tweet to your location when it was sent. This capability will help to enhance and increase timely & accurate online weather reporting and communications between the public and their local weather forecast offices.

If Geotagging is available on your 3rd party Twitter application:

  1. First make sure geotagging is turned on for your 3rd party Twitter app.
  2. Second make sure geotagging is turned on for your twitter account page.
  3. Now Submit your Tweet report via your 3rd party app in the following format:
    #wxreport <your signifcant weather report>


If Geotagging is NOT available on your 3rd party Twitter application:

  1. Log in to your twitter account via the web or mobile device.
  2. Submit your Tweet report in the following format:
    #wxreport WW <your location> WW <your signifcant weather report>
  3. Your location can be just about anything, here are some examples:
    • An address:
      WW 7955 Airport Rd., Santa Teresa, NM 88008 WW

    • An airport identifier:
      WW DFW WW

    • A zip code:
      WW 60446 WW

    • A city name:
      WW Pittsburgh, PA WW

    • A street intersection:
      WW intersection of Camino del Sol and N. Elevar St, Oxnard, CA WW

    • A latitude and longitude:
      WW 39.2775, -94.6632 WW


General Guidance:

  • The purpose of this project is to allow people to submit reports. Please be responsible and respectful of the purpose.
  • A valid Twitter user account is required to submit reports. As such, use of this service constitutes an agreement to the ToS of the provider. Go to: http://twitter.com/tos for more information.

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