Texas Wins CoCoRaHs State Competition!April 1st, 2013 at 9:38 am by markmonstrola under Weather
The 2013 CoCoRaHS March Madness campaign has come to an end. During the month of March each state fought to generate the most new members to the CoCoRaHS network and TEXAS WON!! Here is the “Thank You” letter from the Texas CoCoRaHS State Co Coordinator Bill Runyon:
The 2013 CoCoRaHS March Madness Campaign to win back the CoCoRaHS Cup was a huge success! Texas Won!!
What is CoCoRaHS??
CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow). By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, our aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. We are now in all fifty states.
Who can participate??
This is a community project. Everyone can help, young, old, and in-between. The only requirements are an enthusiasm for watching and reporting weather conditions and a desire to learn more about how weather can effect and impact our lives.
What do we hope to accomplish??
CoCoRaHS has several goals (as stated in our mission statement). 1) provide accurate high-quality precipitation data for our many end users on a timely basis; 2) increasing the density of precipitation data available throughout the country by encouraging volunteer weather observing; 3) encouraging citizens to have fun participating in meteorological science and heightening their awareness about weather; 4) providing enrichment activities in water and weather resources for teachers, educators and the community at large to name a few.