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November and December 2012 saw abundant precipitation across the Golden State providing plenty of opportunities for CoCoRaHS observers to contribute to weather monitoring and providing spatial detail to observations of these storms.  Since the new year, many parts of California are experiencing record dry conditions.  As Spring becomes Summer, please be sure to record zeros when no precipitation falls and try out the drought impact recorder when you observe a consequence of the lack of precipitation.

California has passed the 1000 observer mark.  Let's continue to challenge ourselves to further expand the CoCoRaHS network across California.    This data being entered daily by our volunteers has helped the operational meteorological community with an increase in the number of available observations, some of these being data sparse areas.  Also, the information is helping the research meteorological community with their studies.  Finally, the data is also bringing information to the general public who are just interested in the weather around them.

Finally... we continue to promote our "California CoCoRaHS" Facebook Fan Page.  Look for updates on our Facebook account or share some weather information with the rest of your fellow California observers.

Daniel Kozlowski

Michael Anderson

California State Coordinators