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NWS Charleston, SC - CoCoRaHS - South Carolina
Community Cooperative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network

Residents of southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia are welcome to participate in the CoCoRaHS Program!

You can let the National Weather Service, media, researchers, farmers and a wide range of other users know how much rain, hail, or snow measured in your backyard or schoolyard by joining the program. This program will help a variety of users see and study the variability of precipitation across South Carolina and Georgia. The accumulated precipitation data will be available to anyone using the web. If you'd like to contribute valuable precipitation information unique to your location, then this program is for you!

The CoCoRaHS program began in 1998 after devastating floods in the Denver, Colorado area missed all the official rain gauges. In the years since, the CoCoRaHS network has grown to include nearly 30,000 active observers in all 50 states.

Volunteer Observers and Local Volunteer Coordinators are now needed to help grow this network across South Carolina and Georgia. Volunteer Observers are the backbone of the CoCoRaHS program. Observers record precipitation information using the recommended 4" rain gauge and enter their observations onto the CoCoRaHS webpage. Volunteer Coordinators work with the Regional and National Coordinators and will help answer new observer questions, contact new observers to help start reporting, and help with training - although training slides and information are available at the CoCoRaHS web site. Other Volunteer Coordinator and Volunteer Observer duties along with answers to frequently asked questions can be found searching through the tabs on the CoCoRaHS main web page.

Please visit the CoCoRaHS web site at to learn more about the program and use the "Join CoCoRaHS" link to sign up as either an Observer or Local Coordinator! If you have any questions, the Regional Coordinator for Southeast South Carolina and Southeast Georgia is Julie Packett and she can be reached directly by sending an email to

Thanks for your interest in CoCoRaHS - Because Every Drop Counts!

Check out the Daily CoCoRaHS Precipitation Summary issued by our office to see your report.

National Weather Service
Charleston Weather Forecast Office
5777 South Aviation Avenue
Charleston, S.C. 29406-6162
(843) 744-0303

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