Mission Statement


CoCoRaHS Mission Statement

CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers
of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map
precipitation (rain, hail and snow). By using low-cost measurement tools,
stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive
Web-site, our aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural
resource, education and research applications.

Our goals are:

To provide accurate high-quality precipitation data to observers, decision makers and other end-users on a timely basis.

To act as an umbrella for one-stop precipitation information nationwide.
Our ambition is to increase the density of precipitation data available
throughout the country by encouraging volunteer weather observing, as well as by collaborating with existing precipitation networks.

To increase community awareness about our weather by inspiring and encouraging citizens to participate in meteorological science and have fun doing so.

To provide enrichment activities in water and weather resources for teachers, educators and the community at large; thus, building a collective awareness of our climate and develop citizen’s skills in scientific data collection.