On Saturday, July 17th 2004, the NWS Office in Davenport, Iowa (Quad Cities) hosted a Cooperative Observer Appreciation Day.
The event recognized the efforts and dedication of NWS Cooperative Observers from across the Davenport office’s Service Area. Guest speakers passed along their thanks and praise to the observers. Included among the guest speakers were, NWS Central Region Director Dennis McCarthy, Iowa State Climatologist Harry Hillaker, Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel, and Steve Hilberg from the Midwest Climate Center.
Local media attended the event. A reporter from the Quad City Times interviewed various people, including speakers, NWS Quad Cities staff, and cooperative observers.
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