|Volunteer to help your National Weather Service!|
CoCoRaHS – The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network
A 100% volunteer-driven, non-profit network of observers who measure 24-hour precipitation. It started in Colorado in 1998, and has since spread to all 50 states and parts of Canada. All you need is an inexpensive 4-inch diameter rain gauge, a connection to the internet, and an interest in weather!
|CWOP – The Citizen Weather Observing Program
A volunteer-based network that allows owners of personal weather stations to share their station’s live data with the National Weather Service, emergency managers, wild land fire fighters, and universities worldwide. There are several options to getting your data online – inexpensive (even free) software programs, and extremely reliable, energy-efficient ‘internet devices.’ If you have a well-sited home weather station, and a broadband internet connection, you’re just a few steps away from contributing your data to CWOP.
Click here for more Information on CWOP.
|Skywarn – Severe Weather Spotters
SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.
Although SKYWARN spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the main responsibility of a SKYWARN spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms.