COCORAHS EXPANDING TO THE ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS THIS SPRING!
The saying "Rain doesn’t fall the same on all" really proves to be true. How often have you seen it rain in your neighborhood and a few blocks away not a drop has fallen.
CoCoRaHS is now the largest provider of daily precipitation observations in the United States. CoCoRaHS is also measuring precipitation in most Canadian Provinces, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. CoCoRaHS has begun preparations for the expansion to the islands of the Bahamas this spring. The official kick-off will be in late May.
So when you have the chance please tell a friend or neighbor about this exciting grassroots effort to measure precipitation in the backyards of citizens from the Atlantic to the Pacific. It's easy to join, takes only five minutes a day and is a fun way to learn about this wonderful natural resource that falls from the sky. Your observations will give us an ever clearer picture of the amount of precipitation that falls in our nations backyards.
CoCoRaHS (pronounced KO-ko-rozz) is a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow) in their local communities. By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, our aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. The only requirements to join are an enthusiasm for watching and reporting weather conditions and a desire to learn more about how weather can affect and impact our lives.
Our Web page provides the ability for our observers to see their observations mapped out in "real time", as well as providing a wealth of information for our data users.
For more information, please click here: Information about CoCoRaHS
If you would like to sign-up as a volunteer observer and become part of our expanding network, please click here: "Join the CoCoRaHS Network".
Complimentary training is provided to help you become an effective weather observer. Please check out your state page above (by clicking on your state) for a list of current training sessions in your local area. If none are taking place at the current time, watch our "Training Slide Shows" and read our on-line training information.
The views and opinions expressed by CoCoRaHS's diverse group of volunteers may not necessarily reflect those held by the CoCoRaHS organization, its collaborators or its sponsors.