The National Weather Service is looking for volunteer Cooperative Weather Observers in the following locations:
North Carolina: Patterson, Rosman, and Robbinsville
We would provide the necessary equipment and training. If interested, please leave a message at 800-267-8101 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are 120 cooperative observers in the Greenville-Spartanburg
County Warning Area. Across the nation there are over 8,000 such
observers taking daily readings of temperature, precipitation as
well as river levels and a number of other types of observations.
All of these observers provide data on a volunteer basis with NWS
equipment which is installed and maintained by the NWS on the observer's
The data are forwarded to the NWS office at Greenville-Spartanburg.
Thereafter they are delivered to the National Climatic Data Center
(NCDC) once a month. If you needed climatological data for any of
these diverse locations you would simply contact the NCDC (we no
longer have hard copies of the data at our office). These data are
used by NCDC to augment a diverse set of climatological data sets
which track everything from global warming to drought.
See this link for more
information about the Cooperative Observer program.
The map below shows the location of each of our coop sites. Click on the map for a larger view.