Pope SWCD acts as the local contact for the Minnesota Climatology Working Group to gather daily rainfall information. Dedicated volunteers complete rainfall and weather condition forms that are used to track the ever changing Minnesota climate. Rain and snowfall information is used to provide soil moisture/conditions, track storms, and identify drought conditions as they occur.
Pope SWCD would like to take this opportunity to recognize the Citizen Rainfall Monitors: John and Karen DeMorett, Jim Gerde, Edgar Versteeg, David Elwood, Jim Barchenger, Lori Hoffman, Kelly Erickson, James Bailey, Sr., Harlan Rajdl, Roger Mrnack, Michael Howe, Gregg Stoen, Alan Halls, Richard Heimkes, Rick Davidson, Nancy Messner, and Dave Tollefson, Through their dedicated efforts, we have a very good picture of weather conditions throughout Pope County.
To view maps, current conditions, recent weather events, and additional information, go to: http://climate.umn.edu. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer rain monitor, contact Pope SWCD at 320-634-5327.