Since 2009, nearly 300 New Hampshire citizens have joined CoCoRaHS New Hampshire to provide agencies, educators, researchers and the public with daily observations of rain and snow. This network of volunteer weather observers has reported thousands of precipitation observations spanning three tumultuous years in which New Hampshire was battered by historic storms including Tropical Storm Irene and the snowstorm of October 2011. CoCoRaHS observers also participate in other observation networks including the NWS COOP Program
and provide researchers with daily snow reflectivity (albedo) measurements
as part of the NH-EPSCoR funded project entitled "Climate Forcing of Surface Albedo in New Hampshire and Northern New England."
Snow-surface albedo observations available at: CoCoRaHS-Albedo
We thank all of our observers from Portsmouth to Keene, across the Lakes Region and the White Mountains, to the Northern edges of Coos County who have helped us better understand and prepare ourselves for what New England weather has in store for us. Please continue to help us measure precipitation by reporting every day because we know that "Every Drop Counts."
To join CoCoRaHS in New Hampshire click here: Join CoCoRaHS
What Do I Need
- Enthusiasm and desire to watch the weather.
- Willingness and dedication to take regular daily precipitation measurements, preferably between 6-9 AM.
- To participate in an online or group training session.
- A manual 4-inch rain gauge, available at reasonable cost through a preferred online CoCoRaHS vendor. See CoCoRaHS home page
- Computer with internet access.
- Snow board or flat non-grassy surface in an open area.
- Yard stick or ruler.
How to Join
Select the application link and enter your information about your location and your contact preferences. You will receive a welcome e-mail with your new CoCoRaHS ID and instructions. As soon as you have a username, password and a rain gauge, you many enter observations immediately!
Training is required for all observers. Initially, the best
method for training will be to look through the online training
presentations and videos.
We will occasionally have face to face group
training sessions in your area and these will be listed below when
scheduled. If you want to suggest a training location please email one
of the state co-coordinators.
CoCoRaHS New Hampshire Contact Information:
New Hampshire State Coordinators
Dr. Mary Stampone (Strafford County) Stacie Hanes
New Hampshire State Climate Office National Weather Service
Department of Geography Gray Weather Forecast Office
University of New Hampshire firstname.lastname@example.org
Grafton/Belknap/Sullivan/Merrimack Counties Coos/Carroll Counties
Prof. Brendon Hoch Brian Fitzgerald
Plymouth State University Mount Washington Observatory
Rockingham County Cheshire/Hillsborough Counties
Dr. John Kelley Bill Simpson
NOAA - National Ocean Service National Weather Service - Taunton
If you wish to notify the National Weather Service of severe weather in
your area please call 1-877-633-6772 or file a severe weather report
online at NWS Gray Severe Weather Report.