Nebraska Rainfall Assessment and Information Network
NeRAIN is a program designed to include volunteers in a study of Nebraska’s complex patterns of rain, hail and snow. Many volunteers are needed in order to accurately collect precipitation data. Anyone can participate in this project, from children first learning about weather patterns in school, to retired adults interested in the phenomenon that is Nebraska weather. The only requirement is that each volunteer report weather conditions on a routine basis. Each time a rain, hail, or snowstorm passes through the area, volunteers are asked to take measurements of precipitation, as well as hail characteristics. These measurements are used by scientists, crop consultants, farmers, and other entities.
To sign up to become a volunteer and receive a free rain gauge, visit https://nednr.nebraska.gov/nerain.