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National Weather Service Request for Precipitation Information from Farmers

By cptp | 2:21 PM, 03/24/2016

The National Weather Service is looking for crop consultants, farmers, and others to provide precipitation information to help verify and ground truth radar estimates and create a more accurate picture of weather events. 

Participants will use a standardized rain gauge (their research has shown that automated gauges may be off by up to 25% over the season, and do not work for snowfall at all - http://www.cocorahs.org/Content.aspx?page=faqgeneral#autogauges

More information can be found here: http://www.cocorahs.org/Content.aspx?page=aboutus and an application to participate can be found here: http://www.cocorahs.org/application.aspx

Any questions, please contact Kevin Erb at kevin.erb@uwex.edu or Brian Hahn with the National Weather Service at brian.hahn@noaa.gov