Good morning scientists! We have recently joined an organization called CoCoRaHS which stands for Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, & Snow Network. If you have never checked into it before, we highly recommend doing so with your little scientist today! 🙂
Official CoCoRaHS Rain Gauge
Post, Hardware, and Tools to Attach
Optional: Sign for your station. We added this to ours after several of our neighbors walked by and tried to figure out what we were up to.
**This posting is a little different then my usual postings, you must purchase an official rain gauge in order to participate, but you can check out the data without purchasing anything**
- Sign up to become a member of CoCoRaHS by going to https://www.cocorahs.org/ You must complete a short training that you can also do online as well as order the official rain gauge from one of the two approved online stores.
- Once your rain gauge arrives you need to choose a placement location that fits with the requirements outlined in your training. We choose a spot in our front yard that was away from all trees and our house.
- Follow the guidelines outlined in the online training to place your post and rain gauge assembly.
- Daily check your gauge at your designated time and report your findings to the CoCoRaHS, in order to show on the maps you must collect your data between 4:30-9:30 am. This data is used by a variety of people including your local meteorologists.