Your Topeka National
Weather Service Forecast Office is in need of Observers in the following
As a cooperative observer, you
would be responsible for collecting daily precipitation, temperature, or river
level data for your local community. You would be responsible for keeping
a record of these data, and
submitting a monthly report to our forecast office, for archiving in the National Climate Data
Center in Washington, D.C.
Your daily precipitation data is extremely
useful for forecasting local flooding, drought monitoring, and river level
forecasts. Precipitation data is also useful for local agricultural
interests, drinking water management, construction interests, and many other
local projects affected by rainfall. Local cooperative observers are
integral when analyzing localized effects on weather patterns, and help us to create
better forecasts for you and your community.
As a cooperative observer
would be providing a valuable service for your National Weather Service, and
your local community.
If you think you might be
interested in becoming a cooperative observer, please send an email to Bill Newman, the
data acquisition program manager, for more detailed information. (email: Bill.Newman@noaa.gov)
We would like to thank all those who have helped us fill much needed observational positions in local communities.
Several local media outlets and agencies have helped us get the word out to local communities for volunteer observers. In the past
couple of months, we have re-established observation stations at the following locations:
Once again we would like to thank the volunteers, local media agencies, and local communities for your continued support in
helping us maintain a comprehensive weather observation network throughout northeastern Kansas.
If you were looking for the cooperative observer news page,
click HERE for current observer program news and special service
awards given out to some of our local observers.