This March, the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is recruiting volunteer weather observers to measure snow, rain, and hail in their backyards. Why? These data help the National Weather Service improve weather forecasts, river stage prediction, and flash flood warnings across the state.
Wisconsin has over 500 observers, but some communities have none. That means less accurate forecasts for now and in the future.
You can help by volunteering! Everyone can participate. All you need to do is sign up, attend a free online training, grab a high-quality rain gauge, and you’re set! Volunteering is a great opportunity to participate in science that affects your local waterways and community.