VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP MEASURE RAIN AND SNOW
CoCoRaHS training in Denver this month!
We are especially interested in observers in the Denver metro area, where we would like to have a high density network to study the small scale variability of precipitation. Areas from downtown Denver to the north and east are not well represented in our current data. Storms in these areas are not well documented.
Training sessions are scheduled for the Denver area during the month of August. A schedule is located here: www.cocorahs.org/state.aspx
We are also always interested in more observers in rural areas, where thunderstorms often go between observation points. Rural observers are especially important for drought monitoring, as the network of official observing stations often does not represent smaller scale patterns within a particular county.
More observations will allow us to better monitor the progression of drought as well as the day-to-day weather. This is something that ordinary citizens using a simple 4” rain gauge and a ruler can help us with.
You can learn more about CoCoRaHS at www.cocorahs.org.