SEYMOUR'S RUTH EVERHART HONORED FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VOLUNTEER OBSERVER PROGRAM

 

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Recognizing almost 58 years of service to , NOAA's National Weather Service has named rural Seymour, Ind. , resident Ruth E. Everhart a 2005 recipient of the agency's Thomas Jefferson Award for outstanding service in the Cooperative Weather Observer Program.  The award is the agency=s most prestigious and only nine are presented this year to deserving cooperative weather observers from around the country.

 

John Ogren, meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service office in Indianapolis, presented  the award to Mrs. Everhart on September 11 at her home in Seymour . In attendance were Mrs. Everhart’s husband, Bud and her entire family along with Michael Shartran and Albert Shipe of the Indianapolis office. Mr. Shipe has worked closely with Mrs. Everhart since early in his career and made the nominated for the award.

  

Mrs. Everhart, 85, established the Seymour 2N station on November 1, 1947, recording daily precipitation and temperature data as well as providing stage levels on the East Fork White River when needed.  Known as the area weather expert, Ruth has provided weather information to generations of Seymour area residents.


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