State climatologist is seeking some weather watchers
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Nolan Doesken, the state climatologist and director of the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University, is seeking local volunteer weather watchers to track precipitation.
Doesken will make a presentation and give a short training session from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center for all those who are interested.
The Colorado Climate Center leads a nationwide program of volunteers who help track and map precipitation across the country through the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, or CoCoRaHS.
Volunteers have been active in the area for the past 10 years, but numbers are dwindling and Doesken is seeking more people to get involved.
“With the recent drought, the interest in rain, snow and water is at an all-time high,” Doesken said.
His presentation will cover current climatic conditions in Colorado and prospects for this winter, followed by an explanation of the CoCoRaHS program and a short training session for volunteers.
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Roaring Fork Schools volunteers who have already completed a comparable background check through an approved entity would be good to go.