The federal government has several volunteer weather observing programs, including the Citizen Weather Observer Program (www.WXQA.com) and the Cooperative Observer
It has also cemented the relationship between NOAA's historic Cooperative Observer Program network (National Research Council 1998) and the more recent and less formal CoCoRaHS.
As such, the data can be utilized and combined with data from traditional NOAA official sources, such as the Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) network.
14-15, 1972, at a National Weather Service cooperative observer
site in Loma, Mont., according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
This publication contains hourly precipitation amounts obtained from recording rain gages located at National Weather Service, Federal Aviation Administration, and cooperative observer
Using surface observations, cooperative observer
data, mesonet data, storm reports and Doppler radar rainfall-accumulation products zoomed in over the incident location, specific rainfall amounts can be determined where the loss occurred.
Almost all cooperative observer stations now contain electronic thermometers that automatically record the high and low temperature for each 24-hour period beginning at midnight.
There are currently 11,000 individual weather stations run mainly by "cooperative observers" who are usually individuals from families with a long history of staying in one place.
Daily temperature data originated at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) cooperative observer
network (COOP) for sites across Illinois and the upper Midwest.
Snowfall measurements were then relocated to a cooperative observer
site in East Boston within two miles of ASOS.
The remaining data are collected by volunteers in the National Weather Service (NWS) Cooperative Observer
His task was to develop and revise plans for modernizing the NOAA Cooperative Observers
Network, and he established the 100-station New England Mesonet during his time there.