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Would anyone be interested in my weather observations?

Indeed YES! For a start, the newsgroup itself is always a good place to post if you've seen something that might be of interest, particularly in the 'unusual' or 'severe' category. The best way to approach this is to 'lurk' for a short while to get an idea of what interests us, then dive in when you feel happy. If you are interested in the 'weather', this is the place for you. To try and help, there is a complete section in this FAQ which deals exclusively with weather observing ... not intended to be exhaustive, but might give you some ideas, tips etc.

To aid those who do not want to plough through observational data, we have a system of 'indicators' [WR] and [OBS] used in the Subject line of any thread containing observational remarks; for more on this see here.

With notable 'convective' weather, e.g. a decent thunderstorm, whirlwinds, tornadoes, etc., then TORRO (see here) would be interested in a report. Visit their site at:

And, how about becoming a member of the Climatological Observers Link? This organisation has been in existence since 1970 and is open to anyone with an interest in meteorology. Both amateurs and professionals are registered observers. Visit: for more details.

Also, a UK Weather Diary can be viewed and added to, which can be seen at:

  [ Although the national domain is 'uk', don't be put off reporting/joining up to the above outside the United Kingdom. The weather knows no national boundaries! ]

And now (autumn, 2000), the BBC Weather Centre is keen for you to email weather observations direct to them ... they will take reports on: