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What's the Weather in Your Backyard?


When you hear the rainfall amount from the official gage,  have you ever said,"That's not what I got!" 
 

Floridians can let us know how much rain, hail, or snow you measured in your backyard by joining the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network - CoCoRaHS . This program will help meteorologists, researchers, the media, and others see and study the variability of precipitation across Florida. The accumulated precipitation data will be available to anyone using the web.

Local Volunteer Coordinators are needed now to help grow this network across Florida. The main duties of the volunteer coordinators will be to help answer new observer questions, contact new observers to help start reporting, and help with training - although training slides and information are available at the CoCoRaHS web site. Other Volunteer Coordinator duties along with answers to most questions can be found searching through the tabs on the CoCoRaHS main web page.

Please visit the CoCoRaHS web site at: http://www.cocorahs.org to learn more about the program. Then, contact our office if you would like to signup to be a Volunteer Coordinator for your county in Florida. If you would like to be a coordinator or assist a coordinator, you can contact us by sending an email.

The National Weather Service greatly appreciates the large number of dedicated volunteers who collect daily rainfall data and share this information with the NWS and other users -- researchers, the media and the general public.

You can view rainfall reports for east Central Florida or visit the CoCoRahs website to see Florida rainfall reports or rainfall data from across the country.

Thank you for your interest in CoCoRaHS - Because Every Drop Counts!


If you would like to send a real-time heavy rainfall report to the National Weather Service and you are not a CoCoRahs Rainfall observer, you can send your report to the following email:

sr-mb.stormreport@noaa.gov



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