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Weather Observers Wanted


The National Weather Service in Paducah is calling out for additional weather observers in the region.
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network is looking for volunteers to join its team to record measurements of how much rain, hail, or snow fell at their location during the previous 24 hours and send that information out via the network's web page or mobile app.

Volunteers are especially needed in Hardin and Wayne counties in southern Illinois as well as Mississippi County in southeast Missouri.

Volunteers need a cylindrical rain gauge, some training and an interest in weather to participate in the program. The specific rain gauges are available from distributors on the network's website.

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