Do you have an interest to help the National Weather Service? I know you do!! Here is a way you can help! It’s called CoCoRaHS.
CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow). All you need is a rain gauge!
CoCoRaHS is used by a wide variety of organizations and individuals. The National Weather Service, other meteorologists, hydrologists, emergency managers, city utilities (water supply, water conservation, storm water), insurance adjusters, USDA, engineers, mosquito control, ranchers and farmers, outdoor and recreation interests, teachers, students, and neighbors in the community are just some examples of those who use the data.
Here is information on CoCoRaHS including how to get started: cocorahs.org/.
CoCoRaHS now has a really cool feature—an interactive map that anyone can access. The instructions on how to use the map is at media.cocorahs.org/docs/CoCoRaHS_Interactive_Map_Features.pdf
This is a great way to help the National Weather Service and your community!