The National Weather Service (NWS) is currently in the process of relocating the official weather stations in: Hawthorne, Lovelock, Virginia City, Carson City and Doyle, Calif.
The first step in this process is to find a volunteer to accept the responsibility of taking the daily weather observations (high/low temperature, rainfall, snowfall and snow depth) and reporting it to the National Weather Service.
The requirements to move the station are as follows:
1. The weather station needs to be located within a close proximity to locations listed above and in a secure area i.e. a residential back yard, or a fenced in area to provide security for the equipment.
2. If the station is to be located on private property the owner should be or will be a long term resident.
3. The individual who will be in charge of the weather station will be required to manually log the daily high and low temperatures and precipitation and then input the data into a secure website.
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in the weather and to render a most valuable service to your community and country. If you are selected to become a Cooperative Observer, a NWS representative will install the weather equipment and train you how to take weather observations. There is no cost to the observer. If interested please email the Cooperative Weather Observing Program Manager at Scott.McGuire@noaa.gov with your location and interest.