Since 2009, nearly 300 New Hampshire citizens have joined CoCoRaHS New Hampshire to provide agencies, educators, researchers and the public with daily observations of rain and snow. This network of volunteer weather observers has reported thousands of precipitation observations statewide covering historic storms including Tropical Storm Irene and many winter storms. CoCoRaHS observers also participate in other observation networks and provide researchers with daily snow reflectivity (albedo) measurements as part of the NH-EPSCoR funded project entitled "Climate Forcing of Surface Albedo in New Hampshire and Northern New England."
Snow-surface albedo observations available at: CoCoRaHS-Albedo
We thank all of our observers from Portsmouth to Keene, across the Lakes Region and the White Mountains, to the Northern edges of Coos County who have helped us better understand and prepare ourselves for what New England weather has in store for us. Please continue to help us measure precipitation by reporting every day because we know that "Every Drop Counts."
To join CoCoRaHS in New Hampshire click here: Join CoCoRaHS
What Do I Need?
- Enthusiasm and desire to watch the weather.
- Willingness and dedication to take regular daily precipitation measurements, preferably between 6-9 AM.
- To participate in an online or group training session.
- A manual 4-inch rain gauge, available at reasonable cost through a preferred online CoCoRaHS vendor. See CoCoRaHS home page
- Computer with internet access.
- Snow board or flat non-grassy surface in an open area.
- Yard stick or ruler.
How to Join?
Select the application link and enter your information about your location and your contact preferences. You will receive a welcome e-mail with your new CoCoRaHS ID and instructions. As soon as you have completed the online training and have a username, password and a rain gauge, you many enter observations immediately!
Training is required for all observers. Initially, the best method for training will be to go through the online training presentations and videos.
We will occasionally have in person or webinar group training sessions in your area and will be listed below when scheduled.
CoCoRaHS New Hampshire Contact Information:
New Hampshire State Co-Coordinators
Sarah Jamison, Stephen Baron, Sarah Thunberg & Nikki Becker
New Hampshire State Climate Office
Department of Geography
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Belknap - Brendon Hoch - firstname.lastname@example.org
Carroll - NWS Gray - email@example.com
Cheshire - NWS Gray - firstname.lastname@example.org
Coos - NWS Gray - email@example.com
Grafton - Brendon Hoch - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillsborough - NWS Gray - email@example.com
Merrimack - Brendon Hoch - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockingham - John Kelley - email@example.com
Strafford - Mary Stampone - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sullivan -Brendon Hoch - email@example.com
If you wish to notify the National Weather Service of severe weather in your area please file a severe weather report online at NWS Severe Weather Report.