IWX Coop Awards for 2006

 

North Judson, IN 10 year award

North Judson, IN 10 year award     Mr. Don Peverelle has been taking weather observations for the National Weather Service since 1996. Beginning with last year…his family has signed on to help him. His daughter-in-law now helps to take the weather observations. Daily precipitation is recorded each day. He and his family’s observations are helping to continue weather observations at North Judson, IN for the National Weather Service since 1992. For example, back in March 2002 he recorded 11.0 inches of snowfall for just one month and in August of 2007 he recorded 11.9 inches of rainfall for just one month. The data collected is now able to be ingested daily into each new weather model run along with helping to paint an aerial picture of how much rainfall has fallen in the area. The data is also used to build a climatic database of the United States. Mr. Peverelle diligently keeps all weather data that he has collected since he started. He began taking weather observations for the National Weather Service by seeing an ad in the local newspaper looking for someone to take weather observations. With the help of his family now, Mr. Peverelle enjoys travelling, fishing, and bowling. Over the years of farming and taking weather observations, Mr. Peverelle has collected quite a few arrowheads and other Indian artifacts. Pictured is Mr. Peverelle (right) accepting his 10 year award from Brentley Lothamer…Observation Program Leader at the Northern Indiana National Weather Service office.

 

Warsaw 4S 15 year award

15 year length of service award for weather observations for the National Weather Service    Mrs. Susan Zellers has been taking weather observations for the National Weather Service since 1991. Daily precipitation (rainfall, snowfall, snow depth) is recorded each day.  Her observations are helping to continue weather observations at Warsaw, IN for the National Weather Service since 1984.  The largest amount of rainfall that she has recorded is 10.29 inches in June 1994 and back in December 2000 she recorded the highest snowfall for a month at 29.9 inches. The lowest precipitation total for a month that she has recorded is 0.38 inches in April 2004. The highest yearly precipitation total she has recorded is 45.99 inches for 2009 and the lowest is 31.62 inches for 2002. The data collected is now able to be ingested daily into each new weather model run along with helping to paint an aerial picture of how much rainfall has fallen in the area. The data is also used to build a climatic database of the United States. The National Weather Service is grateful for Mrs. Zellers and thanks her for her continued dedication in taking weather observations. Pictured is Mrs. Zellers (left) accepting her 15 year award from Brentley Lothamer…Observation Program Leader at the Northern Indiana National Weather Service office. 

 

Grover Hill, OH 30 year award

Grover Hill, OH 30 year award    Mr. William Ross and his wife have been taking weather observations for the National Weather Service since 1976. Precipitation is recorded each day. They bought their store back in 1975 and just continued the weather observations from the previous owner. Their rainfall measurements help them in getting an idea of how much rain fell on their farm just shy of 1000 acres. Their observations are helping to continue weather observations at Grover Hill, OH for the National Weather Service since 1954. A couple examples of their observations for the National Weather Service…this past February 2008 they recorded 40.0 inches of snowfall. They also recorded 5.93 inches of rainfall in May 2001. The data collected is now able to be ingested daily into each new weather model run along with helping to paint an aerial picture of how much rainfall has fallen in the area. The data is also used to build a climatic database of the United States. The National Weather Service thanks Mr. & Mrs. Ross for their continued dedication in taking weather observations. Pictured is Mr. Ross’ wife accepting the 30 year award from Brentley Lothamer…Observation Program Leader at the Northern Indiana National Weather Service office.

 

Angola, IN receives the John Campanius Holm Award

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Recognizing 29 Years of service to America, NOAA’s National Weather Service has named Angola, Ind., resident Edward Nagle as a 2006 recipient of the agency’s John Campanius Holm Award for outstanding service in the Cooperative Weather Observer Program. The award is the agency’s second most prestigious and only 25 are presented this year to cooperative weather observers from around the country. His wife and children have all been involved over the years in keeping track of the weather. Mr. Nagle volunteered to be an observer as a way to involve their children in science, teach them responsibility and the values of being a volunteer. A Professor by profession Mr. Nagle loves his work. He also has a passion to teach others about what he does for the Weather Service. He has provided the local newspaper television and radio stations with weather data for years. Nagle became an official observer at the Angola site on May 1, 1977, recording daily temperature, precipitation, snow fall, snow depth and water equivalent for the National Weather Service. He provided the same meticulous care from his career as department chair and professor at Tri State University and has shown unusual effort to continuously provide observations despite illness, emergency absences or equipment failure. This award was named in honor of John Campanius Holm, a Lutheran minister who was the first person known to have taken systematic weather observations in 1644 and 1645 in the American Colonies. Each year, 25 Cooperative Observers nationwide are honored with the John Campanius Holm Award for outstanding accomplishments in the field of cooperative observations.

 

Eau Claire, MI receives the John Campanius Holm Award

Herb Teichman Holm award   Herb Teichman Holm award    Herb Teichman Holm award   Mr. Teichman embodies the qualities of this prestigious honor with his outstanding service and excellent climate records. Mr. Teichman became the observer at the Eau Claire site on Aug. 1, 1968, taking over from his father, William. William Teichman founded the site in 1923, reporting daily temperature, precipitation and snow data for the Weather Service. Adhering to his volunteer duties through such weather extremes as 30-inch snow days, temperatures well below zero, and sweltering drought conditions, Teichman is the latest volunteer in the family whose efforts provide a continuous 83-year climate record at Eau Claire. Mr. Teichman has a passion for the weather and is very active in the community. He owns and operates the Tree-Mendus Fruit farm and hosts many neighborhood activities at the farm. These activities include the International Cherry Pit Spit contest. You can almost always count on something going on for the community to enjoy throughout the year. Mr. Teichman also provides his data to numerous sources including the media and local government.

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