CoCoRaHS Training Seminars

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (otherwise known as CoCoRaHS) is looking for more volunteers.  Anyone is eligible to help out with this not-for-profit organization.  The mission of CoCoRaHS is to provide a more comprehensive analysis of local precipitation (rain, hail, and snow).  All you need to participate is a 4-inch rain gauge, which you will use to report any precipitation that may fall.  You also need to be signed up as an official CoCoRaHS observer, which is free and simple to do.

Everyone benefits from your data collection, including the National Weather Service, climatologists, meteorologists, emergency managers, municipal government utilities (water supply, water conservation, storm water), insurance adjusters, the United States Department of Agriculture, engineers, and farmers.  The more information we have, the better we will be able to understand weather patterns and improve forecasting.

There are two upcoming training seminars that are free and open to everyone.  The first seminar is Saturday, March 31 in Saint Charles.  The second local seminar is Monday, April 23 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.  You must pre-register for these training classes by calling the number provided or using the email listed.  If you are unable to attend, you can still participate in an online training session at your convenience.  For more information, just visit the CoCoRaHS website at http://www.cocorahs.org/State.aspx?state=IL and register there.

-JA

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This post was written by qni_it on March 30, 2012

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