The Eastern Heights Utilities Cooperative Observing Station Award for 25 Years of Service


The National Weather Service (NWS) honored Eastern Heights Utilities at Bloomfield, Indiana for 25 years of service as a Cooperative Weather Observing Station. The 25 year award was presented to Mr. Larry Ellis by Al Shipe, Service Hydrologist at the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. Daily rainfall readings are provided to the National Weather Service, eventually becoming part of the nation's climate history.

Rainfall data are important to the mission of the NWS. Through a national network of cooperative weather stations, the NWS and the National Climatic Data Center gather the information for daily forecasting, publication, and research. Over 250 stations are included in the network in Indiana, with 11,000 in the U.S. Readings of the White River stage at Elliston are also provided in times of high water, becoming part of the data base used in generating forecasts of the river level for points downstream.

Cooperative weather stations assist the NWS greatly in forecasting the weather as well as river and stream heights. Without dependable weather reports in key areas, the NWS forecasting ability would be considerably reduced. The NWS applauds the efforts of personnel at Eastern Heights Utilities and looks forward to many more years of faithful service.

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