Weather Observers Needed in Mason City

Volunteer cooperative weather observers are the official weather observers for a community. They take and record temperature, precipitation (rainfall, snowfall, and snow depth), and sometimes river stage readings, vital to the climatology of a community, state, and the country.  Across the country, the data provided by these dedicated individuals is critical to the mission of the National Weather Service. Click here for more detailed information on the NWS Cooperative Observer Program.

The NWS is currently looking for daily weather observers at the following locations in Central Illinois:

  • Mason City in Mason County 

If you are interested in helping us out, please call us at (217) 732-3089 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM. Or, send an email to

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