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Online Henry Leonard

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How do I join the Cooperative Observer Program?
« on: March 26, 2020, 05:42:04 PM »
Hi all! I was just wondering how exactly I join the cooperative observer progam. Is there an online class that I take? Thanks!
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Re: How do I join the Cooperative Observer Program?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 05:59:19 PM »
Nevermind, I emailed the person running the noaa program like their site said.
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Re: How do I join the Cooperative Observer Program?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 01:01:47 AM »
Henry,
There are two unrelated programs:
CWOP (Citizen Weather Observer Program) intakes data from personal weather stations with many varieties of personal weather stations using a variety of weather software programs.  Your submissions of data are rolled up via MADIS and used by the NWS to refine their forecast info.

http://wxqa.com/ for more info.

COOP program uses standardized equipment provided by the NWS and you submit data on precipitation and min/max temperatures daily.  It is run by the NWS.  As previously mentioned, new observers are requested by the NWS when needed for additional coverage.
https://www.weather.gov/coop/ for more info.
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Re: How do I join the Cooperative Observer Program?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2020, 02:47:15 AM »
Thankfully, your two links are so much more clarifying than mine.

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Re: How do I join the Cooperative Observer Program?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2020, 09:25:46 AM »
I like the fact now we have 2 different threads going on Coop's.  [tup]
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