CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network), is one of the largest citizen science collaboratives in the world. Each day, thousands of dedicated volunteers take precipitation observations. These observations are freely available for research and educational applications. They help to verify and improve weather forecasts. In addition, they give a better understanding of a region’s climate. Despite technological advances in weather models and instruments, nothing can compare with the accuracy of “ground truth” observations. A recent report published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society stated that as of mid-2015, CoCoRaHS volunteers had submitted over 31 million daily precipitation reports and tens of thousands of reports of hail, heavy rain, and snow, representing over 1.5 million volunteer hours.
CoCoRaHS Vermont Coordinator
How do I join CoCoRaHS?
CoCoRaHS needs more volunteers. We are always interested in recruiting new, dedicated observers from all over the state! Simply click on the “Join CoCoRaHS” link at www.cocorahs.org!