Weather observer sought for Albion area

Staff Reports Posted 9 August 2017 at 7:49 am

ALBION – The National Weather Service office in Buffalo is looking for a volunteer weather observer, to take over the observing station in or within about 4 miles of Albion.

This observing station would be a part of the National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Network or Coop Network. The Coop Network comprises nearly 10,000 volunteer weather observers nationwide that report rainfall, snowfall and snow depth to the National Weather Service on a daily basis. The data from Coop Observers helps scientists to define the long-term climate of the United States, according to the National Weather Service.

Observers would take daily measurements of high, low and current temperature, as well as precipitation, snowfall and snow depth, each evening around 5 p.m. These measurements would be relayed daily to the National Weather Service, either via the Internet or a toll-free phone number. These weather observations will be archived and used by future climate and research studies.

The Weather Service will provide a rain gage and a snow measuring stick.

The observations will assist the National Weather Service in its forecast and warning efforts, climatologists with defining the climate of the United States and will help to predict drought conditions, agricultural planning and assessment, and more.

Anyone interested in being a weather observer should contact the Weather Service at 716-565-0204, or by sending an email to

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