The CoCoRaHS network (Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network) is a group of volunteer precipitation observers across the US (and a few in Canada) that take daily precipitation readings using a simple rain gauge and reporting online using a computer or smartphone app.  I am a regional coordinator for this program, which has been operating in Georgia for more than five years.  On Thursday at 1 pm EST, CoCoRaHS will be putting on a webinar featuring Greg Carbin of the NOAA Storm Prediction Center reviewing the hazardous weather which has affected the US in 2014.  You don’t need to be a CoCoRaHS observer to participate, but you do need to register in advance.  Go to to get the link to register and see what other webinars are coming up.  They offer one about once a month on a variety of weather and earth science related topics.  You can also view these later as archived talks.  They only have room for 500 participants, so don’t wait too long.