National Weather Service seeks Ozark County data-collection sites

The National Weather Service office in Springfield is looking to fill some voids in its weather network and needs to add sites in Ozark County, says NWS Springfield employee Mark Burchfield. 

“We are trying to find some weather stations that can be hooked up to the internet,” he said, adding that internet-linked data collection sites in Ozark County would be utilized by the Springfield NWS office and would also be “ingested into national computer models. So it’s a pretty big deal.”

This kind of data collection would also let NWS professionals “see, in real time, what the conditions are doing in Ozark County, which will allow us to serve you better,” Burchfield said.

Those with internet-linked weather stations who are interested in assisting NWS in this way can sign up and get an ID by filling out the form at Then they can link their station to the internet via one of these methods/software: or info.htm#Weather using software supporting CWOP/APRSWXNET protocal.

For more information, contact Burchfield at

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