Volunteers of all ages are needed to report valuable rain, hail, and snow measurements.
The National Weather Service relies on volunteer weather observers that take precipitation
readings in their own backyard. Many observers are needed because precipitation is highly
variable. You can help and anyone can join! All you need is a rain gauge as shown below
and internet access
To learn more or to become a Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network observer, please visit the website www.CoCoRaHS.org and click ‘join CoCoRaHS.’
E-mail Ashley.Novak@noaa.gov if have any questions.
Two virtual training webinars are available. Utilize the links below to register for the free training. You only need to attend one webinar.
Monday March 6th 7-8pm Eastern
Monday March 20th 6-7pm Eastern
If you are unable to attend a webinar, training is also available on the CoCoRaHS website on the left-hand side under resources/training slide-shows or videos.
You can be a part of the mission!
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network…
Provides real time reports of hail and intense precipitation that aid in the issuing and verifying of life-saving warnings and advisories
Increases climatological rainfall monitoring network by several hundred %
Provides detail of extremely localized rainfall patterns for drought monitoring
Helps to capture accurate measurements of localized heavy rainfall responsible for deadly flash flooding and river flooding
Provides tremendous amounts of additional data to regional River Forecast Centers that helps in the monitoring and prediction of river flows and flooding conditions
Establishes a large database of good quality precipitation observations for local analysis and study
Mobilizes a pool of extremely interested local weather enthusiasts who could be considered to help fill gaps in the co-op network
Provides additional material for school curriculum to include the measurement of precipitation and standard observing practices into science education