March 29, 2013--Colorado weather program seeks volunteers to monitor drought, climate (Denver Post)

Weather watchers are needed to help Colorado State monitor the ongoing drought and longer-term climate conditions, the university stated Thursday. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, known as CoCoRaHS, is hoping to have at least one person per square mile recording observations along the Front Range, and as many as possible elsewhere in the state. The goal is to better track the variations in precipitation. "We know it's a lofty goal, but in a place like Denver, where there are literally thousands of backyard weather enthusiasts, it's obtainable," CoCoRaHS national coordinator Henry Reges stated. Several free training classes are planned. Those interested can register or get more information online at, or contact Chris Spears at [email protected].

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