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Stormy Weather Along the East Coast; Extended Warm-up for the West

A strong low pressure system will bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and thunderstorms along the east coast. Isolated severe thunderstorms could produce damaging winds and a few tornadoes in the Southeast. Heavy rains may result in excessive runoff and flash flooding. Building high pressure out west will produce above normal temperatures, especially, in the Pacific Northwest. 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.

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Observational Programs Overview:
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Data Acquisition For Managers
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Cooperative Program Procedures:
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Snow Measurement Guidelines
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Cooperative Program Equipment and Maintenance Procedures:
Evaporation Stations
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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