A Single Drop

Each year brings warnings of drought and with it, the implementation of water conservation measures. How do climatologists know if a lack of precipitation is a drought indicator or simply part of the earth’s natural cycle? In a word: Data. Everything water related, including drought, begins with precipitation. Systematic weather reporting in Colorado began in … Continue reading A Single Drop

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A Rain Gauge in Every Classroom

-Noah Newman, CoCoRaHS Education Coordinator CoCoRaHS, the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow network (http://www.cocorahs.org/) was founded by Nolan Doesken, State Climatologist and Senior Research Associate at Colorado State University.  This citizen-science project consists of thousands of volunteers in all 50 States setting up a rain gauge in their back yard and reporting their precipitation … Continue reading A Rain Gauge in Every Classroom