Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Got Rain? We did!

One of the many projects a Virginia Master Naturalist may be involved in is the CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network) which is daily precipitation reporting from a rain gauge. This is very valuable information for many different organizations from NOAA to Drought and Flood Control Agencies.

Weather observations from citizens is not only fun participating in meteorological science, but super interesting as well! Learn more about this program here.
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As you can see the report in our Blue Ridge Foothills and Lakes Chapter area was diverse from under 2 inches to 7.74 inches! My rain station is smack dab in the center of Franklin County, 3.80 inches. It rained hard and heavy yesterday and all night, there were reports of flash flooding. I was curious to see what the numbers would show this morning for the last 24 hours in the rain gauge. Click here to view state by state reports to see what the rain totals were for your area!

To learn more about the Virginia Master Naturalist Program click here.

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