Monday, September 23, 2013

BUMPED: A Salute to Volunteer Weather Observers

It is not practical or cost effective to have National Weather Service offices in every town. So, meteorology relies on volunteer observers (I'm one) to measure rainfall and certain other readings.
Here is the Boulder cooperative observer taking the historic rainfall reading. Out-of-banks Skunk Creek is in the background.

ADDITION: I wrote this during the flooding in Colorado ten days ago. I've added this tribute to a cooperative observer.

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