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May 22, 2008

By Jay Polk

A lot of you have rain gauges and, frequently, the amount of rain in yours doesn't match ours.

Well now there is a way you can help the National Weather Service and other agencies get a more accurate picture of how much rain falls in your neighborhood.

A program called the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network - or CoCoRaHS for short - is looking for volunteers to collect rainfall data. All it takes is a standard rain gauge that only costs a few dollars and a connection to the internet to input the data.

Brad Haire from the UGA Tifton Campus said: What this program would do would hopefully get some volunteers involved to help upload some rainfall data information and help fill the gaps in some of these official weather stations.

The Georgia network has 150 observers in 58 counties but only twelve observers in our area, mostly along Interstate 75.  Click here to find out more about how to become a weather observer.

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