Edhat
npr edvertisers
visitors movie times

Santa Barbara Weather: 88.1°F | Humidity: 43% | Pressure: 29.71in ( Falling) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: SSW | Wind Speed: 1.6mph [see map]

Free Newsletter
Advertise
  login Edhat, where you create the news! Send your news item to ed@edhat.com
 
 
login
    15640 Subscribers
      698 Paid (4.5%)
     254 Comments
     132 Commenters
     72870 Page Views
 
 

 
Bike MS
Bike MS
 
Heart Walk
Heart Walk
 
Lemon Festival
Lemon Festival
 
The Winehound
The Winehound
 
Advertise on Edhat
Advertise on Edhat
 
News Events Referrals Deals Classifieds Comments About

NWS Weather Spotting
updated: Feb 28, 2014, 10:35 AM

By ZebraStripes

Several years ago I became a weather spotter for our local office of the National Weather Service (located in Oxnard). Training & certification can be done online. It's very informative, not too time consuming, and gives you a choice to report weather conditions that could increase safety for those nearby. Have you ever heard an emergency radio or TV broadcast where they mention "Weather spotters are reporting..."? This is that group!

If you are curious about weather, perhaps might want to learn more, and participate with weather data collecting you can become a National Weather Spotter by contacting: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/lox/spotter/

You can participate in daily weather data collection by contacting: CoCoRaHS at cocorahs.org

I am attaching photos of my weather gauge. A funnel top on the rain gauge catches rain and delivers it to a one-inch measuring tube, while the extra-large outer cylinder captures rain volumes over one inch up to 11 inches, and can be detached to measure snow, hail, or sleet. The gauge is guaranteed accurate to 1/100th of an inch.

Happy Rainy Days.

Send this picture as a postcard

# # # #

# # # #

# # # #

 

4 comments on this article. Read/Add

# # # #

 

Send To a Friend
Your Email
Friend's Email

Top of Page | Old News Archives | Printer-Friendly Page

  Home Subscribe FAQ Jobs Contact copyright © 2003-2014  
Edhat, Inc.