The rainy season is upon us. Just a reminder, especially as the holidays approach. If you can't check your rain gauge every day for some reason (out of town, just forgot, etc.) make sure when you do check your rain gauge, you put in a "Multi-Day Accumulation" report. You can find it just below the "Daily Precipitation" report link on the left column of your data page.
Thanks again for all you do.
How do I join:
It's easy to sign-up to become an observer - click on Join CoCoRaHS and complete the on-line application form. Once you sign up, you will receive a login and password. After you have a rain gauge and begin making observations, you can log in and report them. Your precipitation observations will start showing up daily on our county maps.
What do I need:
Besides a desire to observe and record the weather, the only thing you will need is a standard 4" rain gauge. We strongly encourage you to purchase one of these 4" rain gauges. This will ensure that the data collected by CoCoRaHS observers is not only consistent throughout Oregon, but between Oregon and the other states that participate in the program! The rain gauge will cost you $30, plus $9 for shipping, and may be purchased at WeatherYourWay.com or AmbientWeather.com.
NOTE:Several people have asked about the possibility of buying the rain gauge from a local vendor. Unfortunately, after several hours of checking, there are no such local vendors.
Unfortunately at this time we can do live training sessions. We do however recommend going through training slides found here.
Here are some training videos you can watch, too:
State Climate Office:
Regional NWS Offices:
Oregon Climate Service, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR