Volunteer COOP Weather Observers Needed at Ottumwa - Dumont and Other Locations

The National Weather Service at Des Moines is recruiting - volunteer - Cooperative Weather Observers for several locations around Iowa.

Cooperative Weather Observers  are volunteer weather observers that report temperature, precipitation, snowfall and snow depth to the National Weather Service on a daily basis.  Observers report this information by using a Web based application, or by using an automated telephone reporting system.

Cooperative Weather Observers need to have an interest in weather and enjoy taking accurate weather observations. Observers must have access to the Internet or have a touch tone phone to report observations through an automated system. Observations are taken daily, usually at 7:00 a.m. 

The National Weather Service provides the temperature and precipitation measuring equipment and will train observers in taking weather observations.

Cooperative Weather Observers are needed in the following locations:

  • Emmetsburg
  • Dumont
  • Colo
  • Titonka
  • Traer
  • Ottumwa

Interested?  Please contact Robert DeRoy - Data Program Manager, National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

For more information on the Cooperative Weather Observations program please go to the following Link:  Cooperative Weather Observer



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