Rainfall Monitoring

In 2002, a group of local community members began recording rainfall data from 6 different stations in Lawrence County. Currently, we have 6 volunteers (6 stations) in the program who collect monthly data and send it into the Conservation District where it is recorded and analyzed once a year. This information helps us to understand the local weather patterns within the community, which can be beneficial for emergency planners and our farming community. Below is the Annual Report for the data collected in 2023 and historical data from 2014- 2024.

Average Rainfall 2014-2018


Average Rainfall 2018 2023

If you are looking for additional information on rainfall monitoring, visit the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), a national non-profit organization sponsored by institutions such as the National Weather Service and the National Science Foundation.

We are currently seeking additional rainfall monitor volunteers, if you are you interested in collecting rainfall data for Lawrence County, please contact Jeannie Shay at 724-656-2197 or jshay@lawrencecd.org