Weather Service seeks observer for Albion area

Photo by Tom Rivers: A plow truck was out last March in Albion during a snowstorm.

Posted 27 December 2017 at 10:50 am

Press Release, National Weather Service in Buffalo

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 (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. Data from the Coop Network helps scientists to define the long-term climate of the United States.

Observers take daily measurements of high, low and current temperature, as well as precipitation, snowfall, and snow depth, daily 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.

You will be provided with temperature equipment, a rain gage and a snow measuring stick.

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

If you are interested in helping us out or have any questions about the duties of a Coop Observer, please contact us at the address below. You may also contact us by calling 716-565-0204, or by sending an email to

National Weather Service

587 Aero Dr

Buffalo, NY 14225

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