Who doesn't love talking about and complaining about the weather in Buffalo? Weather is almost as popular as the Buffalo Bills in Western New York. If you have a passion for the crazy changes that happen in our weather, here is your chance to become a trained weather spotter and it's all online!

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October is here and that can mean 80 degree days and it can also mean lots of snow even lake effect snow! We are just a little over a week away from the anniversary of the October Surprise storm that hammered much of the City of Buffalo and the Southtowns. With leaves still on the trees, the weight of that heavy, wet snow snapped trees and powerlines and kept people in the dark for days!

You can help The National Weather Service. According to a post on their website:

By providing observations, SKYWARN™ spotters assist National Weather Service members in their warning decisions and enable the National Weather Service to fulfill its mission of protecting life and property.

Storm spotters are, and always will be, an indispensable part of the severe local warning program.

There are a few courses coming up this month and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you won't have to leave the comfort of your home to be a part of them.

Buffalo is a unique and attractive place for those who forecast weather. Being parked along Lake Erie, it's water can provide and cool breeze in the summer and a strong line of snow storms in the winter. We even have seen how it can fire up lake effect rain this week as buckets of rain came down over a large portion of the area. Move just a few minutes away from that rain band and you had bright clear sky!

The winter is approaching quickly. Help the National Weather Service and have something to keep you busy this season!