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Observers Needed!
The NWS is in need of observers at the following stations: 

  • Canton
  • Morrisonville

If you know of anyone who would be interested, please contact Billy Ousley at 217-732-3089 (weekdays, 8 am to 4:30 pm) or E-mail


Recording Rain Gage (HPD) data is due into our office by the 5th of each month.

National COOP Newsletter:

The latest edition of the National COOP Newsletter is now available at the following page:


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