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NOAA: National Weather Service

Jericho Water District is assisting NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), an Operating Unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce, in a scientific study collecting data on rainfall and temperature.

NOAA’s mission is to “provide weather, water and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.” District personnel collect data on local rainfall and report that information as an authoritative resource to help enable the most accurate, hyper-local recording and forecasting. Collection of other information may be a future cooperation.

“We will be working with the National Weather Service Cooperative Program Manager Timothy Morrin, “ Jericho Water District Board of Commissioners Chairman Thomas A. Abbate said. “Equipment will be installed at the District’s main office on Convent Road, and some Jericho Water District staff will receive National Weather Service standards training.”

Rainfall is measured today in much the same way it was done back when the National Weather Service started, and the District is pleased to collaborate.

“We’ll keep everyone posted,” Chairman Abbate stated, “and for more information, the National Weather Service website (http://www.weather.gov/timeline) can provide a great deal of fascinating information.”