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Severe Weather Threat in the North-central Great Plains

Strong to severe storms are expected to bring severe wind gusts and large hail across parts of South Dakota and Nebraska. Additional thunderstorm activity likely Sunday from the Northern Plains into the Upper Great Lakes. A fire weather threat continues from portions of the Great Basin into the Rockies. Read More >


Did it snow at your house today?  Snowfall patterns in Colorado can vary dramatically over short distances, even on the plains. We'd like your help in documenting these patterns!

CoCoRaHS (The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network), CSU’s Colorado grown citizen rainfall network is looking for volunteers along the Front Range to measure precipitation in their own backyards and report their observations via the Internet ( It’s fun and easy and only takes five minutes a day! With over 10,000 volunteers reporting every day in every state, CoCoRaHS measurements are being used for important daily and long-term decision-making on drought and water supply for agricultural, recreation, utility providers, resource managers, teachers, scientists and homeowners. Organizations like the National Weather Service use CoCoRaHS data on a daily basis across the county.

Sign up today at!  You can also watch a video about measuring snow here: