Volunteers to help study storms

COCORAHS IS NOW IN ALL 50 STATES (as well as the District of Columbia).

The saying "Rain doesn’t fall the same on all" really proves to be true. CoCoRaHS has expanded across the country at a rapid pace over the past few years. With the addition of Minnesota to the network in December 2009, CoCoRaHS is now in all fifty states. When you have the chance please tell a friend or neighbor about this exciting grassroots effort to measure precipitation in the backyards of citizens from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

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). By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web site, the aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. The program began in Colorado in 1998 and is now striving to have 20,000 active observers by the end of the year.

Please join! Recording the rain, snow and/or hail only takes five minutes a day and is a fun way to learn about this wonderful natural resource that falls from the sky. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please go to http://www.cocorahs.org. and on the left, click on Join CoCoRaHS.

CoCoRaHS in Nevada began in March 1, 2007, and we are always looking for new observers and sponsors to help with this unique opportunity. The NV state coordinators at the Western Regional Climate Center, located at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, NV, are also working with the National Weather Service in Reno, Las Vegas and Elko.

To learn more about CoCoRaHS and what is needed to participate, visit the CoCoRaHS web site at http://www.cocorahs.org. Click on the state to see more information about CoCoRaHS in Nevada and other states.

If you have any questions, please email us or give us a call at 775-674-7010.

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