The National Weather Service (NWS) Northern Indiana Office is looking for someone to take over the weather observing duties for our Stryker, OH 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:
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 Stryker, OH 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.