|Patricia Hackert recognized for 25 years as weather observer|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 05 May 2011 14:55|
The National Weather Service in Goodland, Kan., had the privilege of presenting a 25-year Length of Service Award to Patricia Hackert of Palisade on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.
There are approximately 11,000 Cooperative Weather Observers in the United States. Each year the National Weather Service presents length of service awards to selected Cooperative Weather Observers. These service awards are presented after 10 years of service and then every five years thereafter.
Hackert has been observing the temperature and precipitation for Palisade since April 1, 1986, which amounts to over 9,100 weather observations.
The precipitation data is found in “Climatological Data” which is published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Climatology records are compiled using information from weather observing sites supervised by the National Weather Service and received at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N. C.
The award was presented by Michael Lammers, Observing Program Leader of the National Weather Service in Goodland.