The state climatology division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is in need of volunteers to monitor rainfall this year.
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network is looking for residents to monitor rainfall activities at their homes and submit their reports online. The collaborative currently has over 20,000 volunteers in the nation.
The data collected is used to verify high rain totals after big events, monitor drought conditions and create more accurate precipitation maps. To be a part of the program, you must own or purchase a standard four inch diameter rain gauge and internet access to submit findings.
If you wish to take part in the program, you can sign up on the Community Collaborative’s website or by linking the link on the Minnesota DNR’s website.