At one of the last events I attended before the self-isolation orders came out, I found out about CoCoRaHS, the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network. “Volunteers working together to measure precipitation across the nations.”
And I signed up.
And then I bought the official rain gauge from Weather Your Way.
And now every day at 8 am I go out to my rain gauge and check to see how much rain we got in the previous 24 hours. Then I pull up the CoCoRaHS app on my phone and record it.
Who can do this?
Anyone can do this!
You sign up, buy a rain gauge, install it per their instructions once it arrives, and you are in the CoCoRaHS Club!
I realize some people would not like the idea of doing this every day.
But I like the idea of doing this every day.
It provides a little anchor of routine and makes sure I am up and going in time to check the rain gauge. Even when it isn’t raining and the total in the gauge isn’t going to change if I check it at 8:30 or 9:00 versus 8:00, I still try to check it at 8:00 am.
It gives me a much more accurate record of my garden’s personal rainfall. I like having that information even if I don’t do much with it.
It allows me to contribute a tiny little something to official rainfall records for my area.
If anyone else decides to do this or is already doing it, let me know. I would love to know who else is in the CoCoRaHS Club.