May 7, 2009

Pellman receives service award for weather observation

Pellman receives service award for weather observation

NWS press release, edited
Sandra Wiche, cooperative program manager at the National Weather Service Office in Bismarck, presented a length of service award on May 1, to Candace Pellman of McClusky, in recognition of ten years as a dedicated cooperative weather observer for her area.
Wiche stated, “Data collected from cooperative observers is used to help contractors design buildings, along with the heating and cooling systems that go into them. Construction crews use the data to determine the number of days they should allow for rain, snow or freezing conditions.
“The information provided by such observers as Pellman helps farmers estimate when to plant and harvest, and aids geneticists in developing hardier crop strains. Insurance companies rely on the weather data for determining insurance rates and attorneys seek information on weather conditions for clients who are involved in weather related litigation.
 


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