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t Page 2 The Cloverdale Reveille July 11, 2019 www.cloverdalereveille,com New weather Recently, Raymond Pesce and Dana Johnson of Cloverdale were chosen to be the official National Weather Service (NWS) Observers in the NWS Cooperative Observer Program, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This is the nation's weather and climate observing network of, by and for the people. More than 8,700 volunteers take observations on farms, in urban and suburban areas, National Parks, seashores and mountaintops. The data is ,- 'epresentative of where people ve, work and play. The NWS Observer gram was formally created 1890 under the Organic Act. mission is two-fold: I 1. To provide observational wteorological data, usually mRjJm[msisting of daily maximum :minimum temperatures, wfall and 24 hour - :ipitation totals, required ;fine the climate of the States and to help measure long-term climate :"Jhanges. 2. To provide observational meteorological data in near real-time to support forecast, warning and other public service programs of the NWS. This observational data supports the NWS climate program and field operations. Volunteer weather observers, like Pesce and Johnson, contribute their time so that observations can provide the vital information fieeded. These data are invaluable in learning more about the floods, droughts, heat and cold waves, affecting us all. The data are also used semce momtors m town Photo provided WEATHER KEEPERS -- Raymond Pesce and Dana Johnson stand with the air temperature monitor that will enable them to keep track of the weather. in agricultural planning and assessment, engineering, environmental-impact assessment, utilities planning and litigation. This data plays a critical role in efforts to recognize and evaluate the extent of human impacts on climate from local to global scales. The Cloverdale National Weather Service Cooperative Observing station was established and began reporting temperature and rainfall on July 21, 1950. The weather station was located at the Rounds and Kilpatrick Lumber Company located 3 miles SSE of the Cloverdale post office. In 1992, the station was moved to the Cloverdale Fire Department where it remained until 2019. A few months ago, hearing that the NWS was looking for a new site for the Cloverdale weather station, Johnson contacted the NWS and applied for the site. After interviews and a site inspection, the weather station was installed in June of this year at Pesce and Johnson's home on Chablis Way. "It's exciting to play such a vital role in the National Weather Service's collection of data," Johnson said. "We are very pleased to have our property chosen as the Cloverdale site." Each day the daily maximum and minimum temperatures and the precipitation amount are collected via the weather station, fed into a monitor in the home and then that data must be entered into a digital logbook on the computer. That information then is instantly available to the National Weather Service. The equipment that is installed consists of a large rain gauge and an air temperature monitor that looks somewhat like a beehive on a pole. -- Submitted by Dana Johnson Photos Chelsea Judith FRIDAY FUNDAY -- The Friday Night Live on July 5 was host to the Carolyn Sills Combo, a western swing band based out of Santa Cruz. For younger attendees, the kids zone had its usual entertainment, including face painting. The concert was sponsored by Tim :~:,~ ~, McDonald and Bob Scott (pictured left). Friday Nigh{ Live cor~{inues-tfliS week; " ~ ~ with The Turb.an~,~b~md with ~e~n3b~.s from around the world that focuses on klezmer music. cloverdale alliance Enjoy energetic music while sampling local food, wine and beer. Find unique crafts and items from local vendors. Activities for kids available! Downtown Clovordale Plaza Street Fair begins at 6 p.m. Live Music starts at 6:30 p.m. www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org Hardware, Electrical Plumbing & Building Supplies BREAKFAST & BELl SANDWICHES, GRILLED FOOD, LUNCHBOX CATERING ~~E1 CLOVERDALE I SINCE 1999 113 N, CLOVER[iAI E BI.VD. CLOVERBALE CA 9542~ 707.894,92,~1 894-2165 11m mpful Open Seven Days a Week 750 S. Cloverdale Boulevard Mon.-Fri. 7:30am - 7:00pm CLARK+ KEN NGTO Sat. 8-6 & Sun. 9-5 w ww.a ce h a rd wa re .co m Proud sponsor of Friday Night: Live :,series I I I II I [ I II III i ! l