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We love our citizen scientists!

I had the chance to go with George Wetzel, the NWS coop manager for the Peachtree City office, on Saturday when he gave a 20-year service award to Jack and Martha Beach, who have been providing daily weather observations at their home in Winterville GA as part of the cooperative observer program. They are also observers for the CoCoRaHS network.  As you can see from the photos below, they love taking precipitation measurements and have several rain gauges in their front yard.  They have also worked on designs for several other versions.  Our ability to monitor weather and climate over long periods of time is essential to our understanding of trends across the US and beyond and the volunteer service they do is often overlooked. If you do this kind of citizen science to help others, thank you so much!