CoCoRAHS is the Community, Collaborative, Rain Hail & Snow network. It is expanding to include North Dakota and Minnesota. You are invited to be a
part of the program!
Volunteers from around the state are invited to review the information at the national CoCoRAHS page, and consider becoming a network observer. Basic requirements include online training, the availability to internet access and purchasing a specific type of rain gage. Benefits included seeing your reports posted on a national network, CoCoRAHS, and seeing how your reports help fill in the daily rainfall, snowfall and hail maps.
In an era when Climate Change is on everyones mind, and often the topic of conversation, obtaining additional precipitation reports help us to monitor the climate. Reports from CoCoRAHS observers also help your NOAA's National Weather Service verify forecasts and warnings issued to protect life and property. Further, the information helps fill in the gaps of the existing NWS Cooperative Weather Program.
Here is the web page with information about CoCoRAHS.