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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Recording Precipitation and sharing the data

We have been rocording the daily precipitation every day since May of 1992 in a precision rain gauge. Just in the last two months I have begun to participate in a nationwide online reporting scheme called CoCoRaHS short for Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.

It is easy to report your rain gauge reading ( to the nearest 0.01 inch) each morning and then go look at the other data in the area. or across the USA.

Our yard is Station Number : PA-BR-16 and our Station Name is : Mohnton 2.8 SSW we are in Berks County, PA

The Daily Precipitation Report fo Pennsylvania is usually interesting or you may find the map more informative. You can do searching by date, calander period, County or individual locations.

The Program is coordinated by PSU's State Climatologist under a program called Frost.