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Severe Storms in the North High Plains; Heavy Rain in the Gulf States

Severe thunderstorms with locally heavy rain that could cause flash flooding will be possible across the Upper Midwest. Storms with damaging wind may impact the Northeast. Regardless of tropical development, a low in the north-central Gulf may produce heavy rain and flash flooding. Elevated fire weather threats continue in the Central Great Basin and northern Alaska panhandle. Read More >

Western and North Central Nebraska Cooperative Observer Program

 Opportunities Available at Ewing and Newport


The Cooperative Observer Program is a mainly volunteer network of over 4000 climate sites across the United States, consisting of over 11,000 volunteers who provide daily weather observations such as temperature and precipitation readings. Observers may be located on farms, ranches, in National Parks or can be institutions. 

Standards are required for site and exposure of coop sites and must be reviewed prior to approval gained. Weather observations received are used by private, state and federal organizations to include the state climatologist and the National Centers for Environmental Information (previously called the National Climate Date Center).

Not all cooperative observer locations are the same. Cooperative Networks include an "a", "b" and "c" networks and the Historical Climatology Network. The current open sites are part of the Historical Climatology Network, where observations are also used for drought statements issued and can be referenced in the state declarations declared during devastating droughts. The data you provide is an essential part of climate predictions which will effect generations to come

Equipment is installed and maintained by office staff. To complete daily observations a computer and internet resources are required. Observations are entered online via the WxCoder program once equipment is installed and training completed.

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