The National Weather Service presented Mr. Layton Munson of Sedgwick Colorado the Helmut E. Lundsberg award for 60 years of service as a cooperative observer on Wednesday Sept 19. The ceremony was held at the Sedgwick Lions Club in Sedgwick Colorado. Mr. Munson is the first person in Colorado to receive this award. For more information about the Cooperative Weather Observer program please visit the following site: http://www.history.noaa.gov/legacy/coop.html
In addition, Mr. Munson’s wife Sallie was presented a Special Service Award for her outstanding support of the Cooperative Weather program.
Attached is a picture from the ceremony. From left to right: Nolan Doeskin, Colorado State Climatologist, Sallie Munson, Layton Munson, Carl Burroughs, National Weather Service Boulder, Byron Louis, Data Acquisition Program Manager, Boulder.