National Weather Service in Duluth seeking snow spotters

Everyone likes to check the News Tribune to see how much snow the big storm dropped the day before. But the National Weather Service only can collect all those snow totals thanks to a network of snow spotter weather observers across the Northland.

Right now, the Weather Service is in dire need of more snow spotters. Not only do they report after the storm, but the snow spotters can help forecasters update forecasts during storms.

For more information, contact Steve Gohde, the forecaster who heads the program, at or call (218) 729-6697.

Snow spotters are welcome across the region, but they are especially needed in Crane Lake, Grand Marais (top of the hill), Isabella, Jacobson, Leader, Malmo, McGrath, Murphy City, Poplar, Squaw Lake, Swatara, Whyte and Wilkinson in Minnesota as well as Drummond, Edgewater, Moose Junction, Morse, Odanah and Stone Lake in Wisconsin.