By participating in CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network) you learn firsthand about your own local weather patterns and help scientists develop better precipitation maps, and over the long term, better forecasting.
OSU Extension Service encourages their volunteers in rural Columbia County – Master Gardeners, Master Woodland Managers, and 4-H clubs – to get involved in CoCoRaHS. This April, they will be putting on several sessions where you can purchase the rain gauge, learn how to set it up and read it, and how to record your data with CoCoRaHS. The cost of the gauge is $26.
To register for the upcoming session, please call Vicki at the Extension office, 503-397-3462. Pre-registration by March 27th is important so that they know how many rain gauges to order. If you would like to order a gauge but are unable to attend a training session, please call the office.