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Volunteer Gauge-Watchers Help Fine-Tune Weather Science

Trying to accurately forecast whether the day ahead will be sunny or stormy sometimes bamboozles even forecasters with the most sophisticated meteorological equipment. An observation system called CoCoRaHS is working to improve weather science, thanks to thousands of volunteers like Bunny Pfao, who measure precipitation in their own backyards, then share their data through the Internet.   “I think there’s something kind of exciting about collecting information that would, you know,...

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