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Heat and Excessive Heat Warnings and Advisories Stretch from CA to TX to the Southeast; Major Severe Weather Threat on Sunday Across the Central Plains

A ridge of high pressure will dominate the southern tier of the country and will produce Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings from CA to TX to the Southeast on Sunday. Meanwhile, a Major Severe weather threat will exist over the Central Plains, as a Moderate Risk is in effect for destructive winds, very large hail, a few tornadoes and locally heavy rainfall. 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

COOP HomePage - http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/coop/

What is the Cooperative Observing Program?  https://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/DATAACQ/d.CPM/CO-OP.HTML

 
 
For NWS Employees

NWS Training Courses

List of Courses:  https://training.weather.gov/PrintSched.php

Observational Programs Overview:
Cooperative Program Operations   https://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/DATAACQ/CoopRTM600.doc
Cooperative Station Observations  https://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/DATAACQ/CoopRTM610.doc
Cooperative Weather Stations  https://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/DATAACQ/d.CPM/CPIntro.HTML
Data Acquisition For Managers  https://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/DATAACQ/datacq4mgrs/index.html
SHEF Code Tutorial  https://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/Hydrology/hydroapps/shef/index.html
 

Cooperative Program Procedures:
Installation of a new Cooperative Weather Site  https://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/DATAACQ/d.CPM/installa.html
Inactivation/Reactivation of a Cooperative Observing Site   https://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/DATAACQ/d.CPM/inactive.html
Closing an Official Cooperative Observing Site  https://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/DATAACQ/d.CPM/closing.html
Snow Measurement Guidelines   /media/coop/Snow_Measurement_Guidelines-2014.pdf
Quality Control  https://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/Hydrology/HYDRO/QCModule/QC-Intro.HTML

Cooperative Program Equipment and Maintenance Procedures:
Evaporation Stations  https://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/DATAACQ/d.EVAP/evappan.html
8-inch Standard Rain Gauge  https://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/METEOR/srg/rain8in.html
Paper Tape Recording Rain Gauge: Paper Tape Description and Quality Control   https://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/DATAACQ/d.CPM/PuncTape.HTML
Paper Tape Recording Rain Gauge: Inspection and Preventative Maintenance   https://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/DATAACQ/d.CPM/PTWS-L2.HTML
Wire Weight River Gauge Installation and Maintenance Procedures  https://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/DATAACQ/d.WIREWT/WWGage.HTML