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Offline JerryR

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Sites for year-to-date rainfall
« on: July 01, 2008, 10:50:56 AM »
Hello everyone,

I am a newbie I suppose but I wanted to find out what sites you might recommend for year-to-date rainfall data for the United States.  Specifically I would like to be able to look up my home-town in Illinois and see what the "official" reported year to date rainfall is for our area.  That way I could see if my weather station is up to date and correct any errors.  I've done quite a bit of looking on the net and have yet to find a good source.  Any help is most certainly appreciated!

Jerry
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Offline JaxWeather

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Re: Sites for year-to-date rainfall
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2008, 10:52:40 PM »
WeatherUnderground...
http://www.wunderground.com

On each site page there is a link to the Official stats including Year to Date Rain "Yesterday's Official Weather and Almanac"

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Offline hydrowx

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Re: Sites for year-to-date rainfall
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 12:04:11 AM »
Here's a link to monthly precip for NWS Cooperative Observing sites in NE Illinois. Note that rainfall amounts can be quite variable. A good example is last month, I only recorded 2.62 inches and some other sites in ne IL had double and more. You can also check data from Illinois CoCoRaHS observers.
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Offline JerryR

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Re: Sites for year-to-date rainfall
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008, 12:00:35 PM »
Wow - thank you very much.  I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to this in quite some while but I guess I'm less in the forums when I'm not having problems with my station.

Thank you very much for the tips and for taking the time to reply.

I will check them out!  :)

JerryR
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