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Volunteer Rain Gauge Readers Needed

Web posted March 3, 2020
Crow Wing SWCD manages the Volunteer Rain Gauge Reader Network program for the Crow Wing County. Rain gauges are read and recorded daily by our citizen volunteers. At the end of each month our volunteers submit their readings to our office. Crow Wing SWCD then sends the data to the State Climatology Office.

This information is used for lake level and stream flow predictions, justifying crop losses, tracking drought conditions, predicting future weather conditions, and for various research projects as well. The rain gauge data that readers have already collected is heavily used due to the current extraordinary wet conditions. Many people depend on this data and it has proven to be very important, both at the local and statewide levels.

Thank you to our several great rain gauge monitors that we currently have but continue to seek more volunteers. We will provide the official rain gauges and data sheets free of charge. New readers are needed starting March 2020. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer of this program, please stop by our office, email tasha.lauer@crowwingswcd.org or call us at 218-828-6197 for further information.

Minnesota Climatology Network
The Minnesota Climatology Network will help you find more information on weather in Minnesota including historical weather maps, single storm event rainfall amounts.

If you would like to see the data now, please visit this site: http://climateapps.dnr.state.mn.us/hidenannual/HIDENannual.asp?showid=true

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