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Storms in the East; Monsoons and Fire Weather Out West

A slow moving frontal system will bring strong to severe storms, and, locally heavy rain from the Plains to the Northeast. Monsoon moisture shifts to the east into portions of the southern Plains and may produce excessive rains across portions of the High Plains and desert southwest. Fire Weather threats remain elevated to critical with isolated dry thunderstorms in the Intermountain West. Read More >

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The National Weather Service (NWS) Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) is truly the Nation's weather and climate observing network of, by and for the people. More than 11,000 volunteers take observations on farms, in urban and suburban areas, National Parks, seashores, and mountaintops.

For COOP volunteers

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What is the Cooperative Observing Program?

For NWS Employees

NWS Training Courses

List of Courses:

Observational Programs Overview:
Cooperative Program Operations
Cooperative Station Observations
Cooperative Weather Stations
Data Acquisition For Managers
SHEF Code Tutorial

Cooperative Program Procedures:
Installation of a new Cooperative Weather Site
Inactivation/Reactivation of a Cooperative Observing Site
Closing an Official Cooperative Observing Site
Snow Measurement Guidelines   /media/coop/Snow_Measurement_Guidelines-2014.pdf
Quality Control

Cooperative Program Equipment and Maintenance Procedures:
Evaporation Stations
8-inch Standard Rain Gauge
Paper Tape Recording Rain Gauge: Paper Tape Description and Quality Control
Paper Tape Recording Rain Gauge: Inspection and Preventative Maintenance
Wire Weight River Gauge Installation and Maintenance Procedures