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Weather Observer Needed!

The National Weather Service office in Buffalo, NY is looking for a volunteer weather observer to take over the observing station in or within 5 miles of Osceola, NY. 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 Coop Network helps scientists to define the long term climate of the United States.

Observers take measurements of precipitation, snowfall, and snow depth daily around 6 to 7 am. 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 a rain gauge and 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 can also contact us by calling 716-565-0204, or by sending an email to

National Weather Service
587 Aero Dr
Buffalo, NY 14225