There are 116 cooperative observers in the Greenville-Spartanburg County Warning Area. Across
the nation there are over 11,000 such observers taking daily readings of temperature, precipitation
as well as river levels and a number of other types of observations. All of these observers provide
data on a volunteer basis with NWS equipment which is installed and maintained by the NWS on the
The data are forwarded to the NWS office at Greenville-Spartanburg. Thereafter they are
delivered to the National Climatic
Data Center (NCDC) once a month. If you needed climatological data for any of these diverse
locations you would simply contact the NCDC (we no longer have hard copies of the data at our
office). These data are used by NCDC to augment a diverse set of climatological data sets which
track everything from global warming to drought.
See this link for more information about the
Cooperative Observer program.
The map below shows the location of each of our coop sites. Click on the map for a