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Snohomish County looking for a few good weather observers

Snohomish County looking for a few good weather observers
Are you one of those people who live for tracking daily weather? Would you like to put those efforts into helping weather researchers learn more about our area climate? The Community, Collaborative, Rain, Hail and Snow Network -- better known as CoCoRaHS -- of Snohomish County in cooperation with Snohomish County Office of Emergency Management, will be providing comprehensive CoCoRaHS Observer training to new and veteran observers, including citizens, and those affiliated with emergency management.

Spotters are needed throughout all of Snohomish County especially in the rural areas.

The class is Wednesday, Dec. 2 in Everett, but the deadline to enter is this Wednesday, Nov. 25. They have 30 spots available and any overflow will be forwarded to their next class to be held in January, 2010.

If you are interested in attending this training please RSVP with Name, Phone Number and your home county to Sean Kiaer at

Even if you don't want to, or can't attend the training, they are always looking for volunteers to help with the CoCoRaHS program -- and that goes for any county in Washington. If you are interested in learning more about CoCoRaHS, go to They have residents report daily rain and other weather items every morning into a database that will then display rainfall and snowfall across the region.