National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration National Weather Service Headquarters National Weather Service Headquarters
NOAA logo WFO Anchorage Scalable transition graphic NWS logo
Transition from title bar to navgation bar   Submit a Spotter Report 01 AKDT 
blankspace Home   |   Mobile   |   Social Media   |   Mesonet   |   Surface Map   |   Radar   |   Submit Storm Reports   |   News =09 GMT 

LocalForecast by City, St or Zip Code


  Forecast Discussion
    - With Glossary
  Rivers & Lakes AHPS
  Ice Desk
  TV Weather
  Fire Weather
  Travel 511
  xml logo RSS Feeds
  Marine FTPMail


  Model Graphics
  Local Model
  Marine Obs
  Vent Factor
  Soaring Index
  Weather Links


  PAFC Climate
  Interactive Climate
  PAFC Records


  About Us
  Community Outreach
  Kids' Page
  Tour/Speaker Request
  Weather Classroom
  Social Media


  COOP Observers
  Local Storm Reports
  Spotter Page
  Submit a Storm Report


  Archived Alaska Weather Stories
  Student Career Opportunities
  Research Papers


Print Friendly/
Low Bandwidth

  Public Forecasts
  Marine Forecasts


Contact Us
  mailto pafcweb


Facebook Follow the National Weather Service in Alaska on Twitter is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.

** Important notice for upcoming changes to NWS Anchorage web site ** Read more...
  Local Storm Reports  
The National Weather Service in Anchorage is looking for storm reports in our forecast area, which includes South Central Alaska, the Mat-Su, the Copper River Basin, the Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound and surrounding areas, the Kuskokwim Valley and Delta, Bristol Bay and the Alaska Peninsula, and the Aleutians and Pribilofs.

We'd like as much detail as possible, especially if you've experienced tornadoes, blizzards, funnel clouds, high wind, wind damage, hail, lightning damage, heavy snow, sleet or freezing rain, heavy rain, flooding, dense fog, or any other unusual weather phenomena. This information is extremely important and will be used for verification and training purposes so that we may provide more accurate warnings and forecasts in the future. With all of the technology that we now possess, your reliable storm reports still are perhaps our greatest asset.

Important Note
If you are experiencing hazardous weather right now, report it immediately to your local Police Department, Village Public Safety Officer, or State Troopers and ask them to relay the information to the National Weather Service in Anchorage! You can also contact our Weather Spotter Line at 1-877-696-7748 if you do not have time to complete the form.

Please fill in or select the appropriate questions below, including as much detail as possible to properly describe the hazardous weather, and then "Submit Your Report" near the bottom of this table.  Name and email address are optional.  Personal information will never be used or saved, and will allow us to contact you, if necessary, for clarification.

  Event Information  
Date(s) Event Occurred: Beginning Date (mm/dd/yyyy):
Ending Date (mm/dd/yyyy):

Time of Event: Local Time (hh:mm AM or PM)  
Is this an exact or estimated time?  Exact     Estimated

Location of Event:

Use the boxes below to describe the location as precisely as possible (i.e. near mile 100 on the Richardson Highway, South Anchorage near Dimond and Old Seward, etc.):

Nearest City:
Location Description:

  Type of Event  
Please Check All That Apply: (Click here to learn about hazardous/severe weather criteria)
Snow High Wind Heavy Rain Tornado
Blowing Snow Blizzard Dense Fog Coastal Flooding
Sleet Lightning Flood Funnel Cloud
Freezing Rain Hail Flash Flood Wall Cloud
Volcanic Ash      

Event Details:

Any Damage?   Yes   No   Unsure
Please describe clearly what you observed, its movement and any associated damage:

Was Anyone Hurt?Yes     No     Unsure
Please provide as much detail as possible:

During Event:

Fill in the appropriate categories for your significant weather event:
Wind Speed: Measured in mph (if known):  
    Or Estimated Wind Speed:
Select if visibility was reduced to a 1/4 of a mile or less due to: Snow:     Fog:
Amount of New Snow: 
and/or Total Snow on the Ground: 
Amount of Ice Accumulation: 
Rainfall:     Measured   Estimated
Hail Size:

Please provide any other details of this event:
  In your opinion, was this a severe event?
Yes     No     Unsure

  Contact Information  
Contact information is optional, however it is very helpful in case we need to contact you with questions about your report.
Your Name:
Phone Number:
Email Address:

NWS Storm Spotter Government Official Law Enforcement
COOP Observer Public Official Fire Department
General Public Media Local Dispatch

If you would like information about becoming a National Weather Service Spotter, please select the following box:

Please enter the text you see in this image:
(Your form will not be submitted without a valid entry)


Disclaimer: Electronic storm reports may or may not be monitored on a real-time basis, however they are very useful for verification and training purposes and will be used to provide better warnings and forecasts in the future.

National Weather Service
Anchorage Forecast Office
6930 Sand Lake Road
Anchorage, Ak 99502
(907) 266-5105 M-F/7-5pm
About Us
Career Opportunities
Privacy Policy
Alaska Weather Information Line: