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It's Early June . . . What is your landscape's current condition? CoCoRaHS Condition Reports

Have you ever submitted a “Condition” report?

Basically it’s a chance for you to give the nation an on-going “what’s the condition of my landscape” overview on a regular basis. Is it very dry? . . very wet? . . . or several steps in between. We have a sliding scale bar covering seven categories: “Severely Dry - Moderately Dry - Mildly Dry - Near Normal - Mildly Wet - Moderately Wet - Severely Wet” that you'll find easy to use. You also have a place to provide a description of how these dry, normal or wet conditions are affecting you, your livelihood, your activities, etc.

Please take a look at our “Condition Monitoring Webpage” and click on the reporting guide. It’s simple to follow and then it’s very easy to file a report. 

During the next couple of days, if you have a free moment, “try filing a condition report”. You’ll be helping out a great many people by doing so and your information will be looked at on a regular basis by the authors of the US Drought Monitor. In fact, if you can file a report once a week on a Saturday or Sunday that would be ideal, but as always feel free to file one whenever you are able.

Thanks for taking the time to read this message and for being part of our precipitation measuring team!


CoCoRHS WxTalk Webinar: The 420,002,023rd Year of Biomass Burning on Earth

The nuances of wildfires on our planet will be the subject of our  "WxTalk Webinar” on Thursday, June 29th. Join us as Tim Brown of the Western Regional Climate Center at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, NV looks at this subject. 

Space is limited to the first 500 registrants, so register today! We will notify the first 500 who register of their acceptance to the Webinar. Those who aren't able to attend will be able to watch this episode on-line the following day.


CoCoRaHS WxTalkThe 420,002,023rd Year of Biomass Burning on Earth

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern, Noon Central, 11:00 AM Mountain, 10:00 AM Pacific 

Wildfires dominate the media through pictures and interviews highlighting, and rightly so, destructive and impactful events. Yet, there are many nuances about fire, and as far as we can tell, wildfire began on Earth around 420 million years ago. Today, it is a very complex physical and societal integrated system comprised of climate, fuels, and people. Wildfire, prescribed fire, smoke, watersheds, ecosystems, landscapes, traditional lands, and built environments are all interconnected through fire. Some days of the year are especially newsworthy, but every day and night there is something on fire. This Webinar will present a narrative and perspective on good and bad fire, and the relationship with society.

Reserve your seat now by registering here: REGISTER



View past WxTalk Webinars from our website!

Many of you have asked us if past WxTalk Webinars are availabe to watch on-line. Indeed they are and all available by visiting the CoCoRaHS WxTalk Page.

What are CoCoRaHS WxTalk Webinars? CoCoRaHS WxTalk consists of a series of one-hour interactive Webinars featuring engaging experts in the fields of atmospheric science, climatology and other pertinent disciplines. These easy to follow presentations are live and approximately sixty minutes long. We have 85 of them ready to watch.  You'll find them educational and extremely interesting.  We hope you'll put aside some time to view one or two.