Wanted Weather Watchers

Rain Gauge
July 22, 2021

NeRAIN is a network of volunteers who report rainfall from across the state of Nebraska. Funding for NeRAIN comes from the 13 participating NRDs and the Nebraska Environmental Trust.


Help make an impact:  Farmers and others need accurate rain, snow and hail data to make decisions on their operations. Local citizens can help, and with minimal effort, can gather vital data about local storms and precipitation events that is not available from any other source.


NeRAIN volunteers receive a high-quality backyard rain gauge and reporting forms. The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) provides training. Volunteers agree to transmit precipitation daily reports via the internet to the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources where climate analysts process data and prepare detailed maps showing rainfall patterns.


NeRAIN data supplements information from the National Weather Service and improves daily decision making information for agriculture, industry, utility providers, insurance companies, resources manager and educators. NeRAIN information is updated daily and available for public access at http://nerain.dnr.ne.gov/nerain/.


If you are interested in volunteering to collect and provide rainfall information to NeRAIN contact LCNRD at 402-254-6758 or lcnrd@hartel.net

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