Don & Vivian Button, cooperative weather observers of Ulysses KS, were presented with a 10 year length of service award on Thursday, March 24th, by Jeff Hutton, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Dodge City. The Buttons have recorded temperature, precipitation and snowfall data since 2001. Vivian is the primary observer for the cooperative weather station. Don is the Coordinator for Grant County Emergency Management. The Ulysses station has been in existence since 1889. Mrs. H.F. McCall was the longest serving observer from 1917 until 1968. The Buttons took over the station from Lavon Walters in 2001.
From left to right are Don Button, Vivian Button and Jeff Hutton (Photo by Dana McDaniel, Ulysses)