Trained storm spotters and long-term observers support NOAA’s mission of climate monitoring and protecting life and property though accurate forecasts and warnings.
The Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) is the Nation's weather and climate observing network of, by and for the people.
As a volunteer weather observer you would maintain a weather station on your property and routinely provide (at least once daily) meteorological data, such as temperature, precipitation and snowfall.
Observers also provide data in near real-time to support forecast, warning and other public service programs of the National Weather Service. This data helps define America’s climate and are used in agricultural planning and assessment, engineering, environmental-impact assessments, utilities planning, and litigation.
Contact the Data Acquisition Program Manager at your local National Weather Service office to join:
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