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|Weather observers wanted in region|
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, also known as CoCoRaHS, is expanding into the state and is looking for volunteer weather observers, particularly in Northeast Louisiana.
CoCoRaHS, sponsored by the Southern Regional Climate Center, Louisiana Office of State Climatology at Louisiana State University and the National Weather Service, is a volunteer network of diverse weather observers who record participation levels.
By using low-cost and self-provided measurement tools, the aim of CoCoRAHS is to provide the maximum amount of data for education and research needs.
The organization currently operates in 37 states with two more states expected this year.
Northeast Louisiana is one area where information is lacking.
"The rainfall network over Northeast Louisiana was too sparse to catch some of the heavier totals," said Marty Pope, a senior hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, Miss. in reference to the recent rains.
"We currently have less than five observers in all of Northeast Louisiana," she added.
A few basic requirements for a weather observer are:
* Have internet access and browse the CoCoRAHS web site, where rainfall reports will be submitted.
* Have an official rain gauge (available inexpensively on the web site.)
*Have a suitable site for a rain gauge (obstruction-free and five feet from ground.)
*Be willing to enter daily information.
"One of the neat things about participating in the network is the feeling that you are making an important contribution that helps others," said Pope. "It's also a great way to learn more about the weather by dealing with scientists"