Refer to the Spotter Reporting Guide for Metro Skywarn reporting procedures.
Metro Skywarn may not activate a radio net for every weather event that nears the 7-county metro area. When a radio net is not active, you may be instructed to report via alternate methods. Some alternates include:
- SpotterNetwork.org—You must take Spotter Network's online class and pass their own quiz to gain reporting rights on their network. They are separate and independent from the National Weather Service and Metro Skywarn. Training and certification is not transferrable.
- The National Weather Service office monitors social media:
- Submit a Storm Report at the NWS Twin Cities Website.
Do not duplicate reports!
If you make a report using one method, do not submit the same report elsewhere. If you make a report, and have additional details to submit, be sure to reference your first report.
Metro Skywarn does not accept storm reports by email, social media, or by Facebook Messenger. If unable to report by radio, use the methods above.