Be sure to report each day, even if you received no rain. Zeros are important information when we look at rainfall distribution.
CoCoRaHS will have a booth at WeatherFest - a free hands-on weather science fair held at the Phoenix Convention Center on Sunday January 4th, from Noon to 4:00 pm. Please come and see us. Nolan and Henry will be there. If you would like to volunteer to help us at the CoCoRaHS booth, pleases e-mail me at the e-mail address below. We will have a CoCoRaHS get-together afterward over at the Arizona Center.
Thursday 12-18-2014: The last of a series of winter storms will move through central and southern Arizona today bringing a possibility of more rain and snow showers. Drier and warmer conditions will prevail Friday and through the weekend. Later next week, colder weather will move into the southwest. Currently northern and central Arizona are above average for precipitation on the calendar year, while southern Arizona is still well below average. Most of the precipitation this year has fallen since July 1st, following a third consecutive dry winter. This winter we have a weak to moderate El Nino which may bring above average precipitation.
If you know someone in the Rainlog network, who uses the 4" rain gauge, encourage them to join the CoCoRaHS network as well. We can always use more observers and it only takes a few extra moments to report their values to both networks. Currently the National Weather Service ingests the CoCoRaHS observer data and uses our values in local reports.
Contact me if you have questions or ideas at email@example.com Thank you for participating and volunteering your time.
Nancy Selover - State Coordinator