Weather Observer search in St. Joe, IN

The National Weather Service (NWS) Northern Indiana Office is looking for someone to take over the weather observing duties for our St. Joe, IN COOP weather observing site. The NWS COOP program consists of more than 11,000 volunteers taking observations on farms, in urban and suburban areas, National Parks, seashores, and mountaintops. COOP observational data supports the NWS climate program and field operations. Its mission is two-fold:
  • To provide observational meteorological data, usually consisting of daily maximum and minimum temperatures, snowfall, and 24-hour precipitation totals, required to define the climate of the United States and to help measure long-term climate changes
  • To provide observational meteorological data in near real-time to support forecast, warning and other public service programs of the NWS.
There are many uses for the weather observations collected and archived. Just a few are…insurance industry, consultants, engineers, medical, transportation, communications industry, agriculture, and many more. The volunteer observer would be required to take a daily observation of rainfall, snowfall, and snowdepth and submit that to the NWS.  All equipment, materials, and training will be provided by the NWS.  If you are interested and live in/near the St. Joe/Spencerville, IN area, please call Brentley Lothamer at 574-834-1104 ext. 327 or e-mail at Brentley.Lothamer@noaa.gov for further details. Also see http://www.crh.noaa.gov/iwx/?n=coop for more information.


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