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Cooperative Observer Program

Welcome to the NWS Albuquerque Cooperative Observer website!

 

These pages were designed to highlight the important contributions of our cooperative observers and to provide access to some helpful links and resources for these dedicated volunteers.

Weather data comes from a wide variety of sources, including remote sensors such as satellites and radars, as well as automated observing stations, and volunteer cooperative observers. Each and every day, a wide spectrum of users access these weather data sets to solve problems and plan their lives. Whether it is a rancher in New Mexico, a climate scientist in Europe, or a weather enthusiast in New York, the weather data sets that our cooperative weather observers collect have a profound impact on society.  Weather data sets from the Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) are a key contribution to historical weather information and longstanding climate records.

Current Cooperative Weather Observers Across Northern & Central New Mexico