Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS San Diego, CA

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
925 AM PDT FRI MAR 20 2015

...VOLUNTEER PRECIPITATION OBSERVERS NEEDED IN CALIFORNIA...

NUMEROUS LOCATIONS AROUND CALIFORNIA...ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS
AND DESERTS...LACK VALUABLE PRECIPITATION REPORTING.
COCORAHS...WHICH STANDS FOR COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE RAIN HAIL AND
SNOW NETWORK...IS A NON-PROFIT GROUP OF VOLUNTEER PRECIPITATION
OBSERVERS. THEY REPORT RAIN...HAIL AND SNOW...IN ADDITION TO ANY
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AS IT OCCURS. ANYONE CAN JOIN...AND IT IS EASY
TO REPORT THE INFORMATION. ALL THAT IS NEEDED IS A 4-INCH RAIN
GAUGE...THE INTERNET...AND A FEW MINUTES EACH DAY.

THE WEBSITE IS EASY TO NAVIGATE AND HAS DIFFERENT INSTRUCTIONAL
MATERIALS FOR ANYONE TO LEARN HOW TO RECORD AN OBSERVATION. THE SITE
ALSO HAS DAILY MAPS OF OBSERVERS REPORTS SHOWING WHERE PRECIPITATION
FELL THE DAY BEFORE. IT IS FUN TO COMPARE THE DIFFERENT AMOUNTS OF
PRECIPITATION THAT CAN FALL IN AN AREA FROM JUST ONE STORM. NOT ONLY
IS THE INFORMATION INTERESTING TO LOOK AT...IT IS VERY VALUABLE FOR
ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE...HYDROLOGISTS...FARMERS AND MANY OTHERS.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING PART OF A FUN PRECIPITATION
NETWORK FROM SCHOOL...WORK OR HOME...VISIT WWW.COCORAHS.ORG TO SIGN
UP. YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL JIMMY.TAEGER@NOAA.GOV WITH ANY QUESTIONS.
JOIN COCORAHS TODAY!

CONTACT INFORMATION
JIMMY TAEGER
METEOROLOGIST - NWS SAN DIEGO
CALIFORNIA COCORAHS STATE CO-COORDINATOR
EMAIL: JIMMY.TAEGER@NOAA.GOV
PHONE: 858-675-8700


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