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The National Weather Service needs your data!  Weather data is the cornerstone of the NWS climate, forecast, and warning programs. Without a firm foundation of accurate, timely, and reliable weather readings, forecasts and conclusions about climate can be skewed and faulty products can result.  Input from the public is welcomed!  You can help us by joining one of the programs listed below:

Level of Commitment Program
How to
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►CoCoRaHS Rainfall Network
•Purchase standard 4" diameter rain gauge
•Enter data daily via web
  CoCoRaHS Page
Local CoCoRaHS Precip Summary
►NWS Cooperative Program •Official NWS climate network
•Limited number of sites
•Long term commitment desired
•Daily readings entered via website or phone

NCDC Database
Regional Temp & Precip Table
►Citizen Weather Observer Program •Purchase & install web-enabled weather station
Keep station on & connected to internet
Can be installed in home, business, or school
MADIS Observation Database
Local NWS Observation Database
Additional Databases (optional)
CWOP Guide
(2.4Mb PDF)
►Skywarn Storm Spotter Attend spotter training class
Report significant weather by phone or web form
Local Storm Reports
SPC Database
Online Storm Report •Report significant weather by web form Local Storm Reports
SPC Database
Online Marine Report  •Report marine weather conditions by web form Internal NWS Use
Send brief significant weather report via Twitter Internal NWS Webpage

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