The Covington (GA) NWS cooperative weather observer recently stopped observing, and a replacement is needed soon.  This is one of the oldest records in Georgia, with nearly 150 years of records available.  The observer would need to host an 8 inch rain gauge and a max/min electronic thermometer in a suitable open area and take daily observations.  If you  know someone who lives within five miles of Covington and would be willing to take this on, please refer them to George Wetzel of the National Weather Service at  These long records are crucial to our understanding of trends in climate over time.