A volunteer cooperative (CO-OP) weather observer is needed in both Covington, LA and Amite, LA. A CO-OP observer is the official National Weather Service (NWS) weather observer for a community. The new observer will become a member of one of the National Weather Service’s nationwide volunteer networks. All CO-OP observers nationwide take and record precipitation (both rain and snow) readings and some take temperature readings as well. The observers in Covington and Amite will be asked to take both temperature and precipitation observations. The data provided by these dedicated individuals are critical to the mission of the NWS as it establishes the climate history of the area. The data for these sites go back more than 100 years! It is imperative that we keep these climate records going. Please click here for more detailed information on the NWS Cooperative Observer Program.
The persons we seek for these volunteer positions:
Training and equipment will be furnished and maintained by the National Weather Service.
If you would like to be considered as a candidate for the Cooperative observer program, please call us at:
(504) 522-7330 or (985) 645-0899 anytime (24/7) and ask to speak to Shawn O'Neil.
You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some images to show what the equipment will look like: