GIVEAWAY for Flood Safety Awareness Week! 

The NWS in Tulsa needs YOUR help reporting rain, hail, and snow to help us SAVE lives and property!  If you live in Choctaw, Creek, Haskell, Latimer, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, northern or western Osage, Pawnee, or Pushmataha County, you could get a FREE rain gauge by volunteering to be a CoCoRaHS observer!  We would like to have an ACTIVE observer in each of these counties, so we are giving away at least one standard rain gauge per county for a willing volunteer!  If you would like to be considered for a rain gauge, please send an email to by March 24 with:

  • your name
  • your city
  • a short explanation of why you would like to be a CoCoRaHS observer

NWS staff at the Weather Forecast Office (WFO) and Arkansas-Red Basin River Forecast Center (ABRFC) will choose at least one observer from each of these counties by April 12. 

Your observations play a crucial role in the Tulsa NWS WFO’s forecasting and warning operations and the ABRFC’s river forecasting program.  The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map rain, hail, and snow.  Observers provide a daily measurement of precipitation each morning by entering their amount on the CoCoRaHS web site.  Those interested from other counties can also sign up to be CoCoRaHS observers! 

For more information about the CoCoRaHS Network, visit  For more information regarding this giveaway, please email us at

For more information about Flood Safety Awareness Week, visit


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