View Full Version : Wanna be a backyard weatherman?

06-21-2009, 05:48 PM
Heck, we do this all the time on VFTT but here's your official chance:

... New Hampshire volunteers wanted to measure precipitation...

A citizen-driven weather observation program is coming to
New Hampshire and residents are invited to become amateur
observers for the group by measuring and reporting rainfall,
hail and snow data in their own backyards. Potential
volunteers can learn more at a recruitment event in North Conway,
New Hampshire on July 1st. These observations are used by the NOAA
National Weather Service to help improve and verify the accuracy and
timeliness of forecasts and warnings.

New Hampshire is joining 44 other states that participate in the
community collaborative rain, hail, and snow network, or cocorahs
for short. This unique, nonprofit community-based network of
volunteers works together to advance the understanding of local
weather and its impacts. The network is supported by NOAA and other
local, state, federal, academic, and private organizations.

For more information visit the following websites:


06-23-2009, 04:33 PM
I signed up for this. We collect rain data at the plant anyway so it's no big deal for us. It seems like a pretty good program.