Mr. Charles Meyer Awarded 35 Year COOP Award

On April 25, 2006, The National Weather Service (NWS) honorored Mr. Charles Meyer, Long time Bowling Green Indiana Cooperative Weather Observer, with a 35 Year Length of Service Award on Tuesday April 25, 2006.

Precipitation data are important to the mission of the NWS. Through a national network of cooperative weather stations, the NWS gathers data for its day to day forecasts and warnings, as well as for publication and research.  Over 11,000 stations are in the program in the U.S. with about 250 stations included in the network in Indiana.

Through his dedication and perseverance Charles Meyer has provided excellent precipitation reports day in and day out for 35 years. He takes his weather observations using official NWS equipment located at his home. His observations include daily rainfall and snowfall readings as well as overall snow depth.

Meyer’s weather observations are also recorded on monthly forms that are in turn published by the National Climate Data Center.  The published data has a wide range of uses a few of which include: research, agriculture, water resources and litigation.

Through his volunteer spirit Charles Meyer has provided an outstanding service to the people of Clay County, the state of Indiana and the Country.  The NWS applauds his hard work and commitment.


















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