The weather information is amazing. Do you have rainfall, or do you want to start a rainy season at your Globe-Miami, San Carlos or Hayden-Winkelman home? Wheat fields and Roosevelt weather reporters are also needed. Don’t miss out on this week’s Collaborative Extension Free Online Webinar on Thursday, August 12, when University of Arizona professor Michael Crimins explains how to get involved by adding your information to our state’s Rainlog.org network.
From watershed management to drought planning at the city, county and state levels, local reporters and local information are important to everyone. All you need to do is take a rain gauge and access the Internet. Rainlog.org volunteers choose a rain gauge, install it at home, and report daily rainfall online using a simple login form.
Why is your rain data important? Due to the topography and seasonal patterns, rainfall patterns are highly variable — throughout Globe-Miami and here in southern Gila County — this is especially true when it rains. There are large data gaps in many regions, adding new observers and reports here will help fill those gaps.
Free weekly online forums hosted by Arizona University Cooperative Expansion Gila County do not require pre-registration. Guests are invited to arrive at arizona.zoom.us/j/82877975948 for up to 10 minutes before the start. An easy, convenient way to connect with “Click here” Live search links at Extension. arizona.edu/gila . Chris Jones, Gila County Cooperative Agent for the University of Arizona, hosts this popular series, and the Cooperative Extension website has many links to programs, talks, and resources. Links are also posted weekly on Facebook, where you can join Chris Jones and the Jilla County Gardeners Network at facebook.com/gilaextension. Would you like to add it to your email invitation list for these gardening and gardening workshops? Call Arizona University of Gila County Cooperative Expansion, Chris Jones, Extension Agent, at (928) 402-8586 or email [email protected]