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NOAA has relied on this 92-year-old volunteer weather observer for more than half a century

 Arlene Cole collects rain and snow in a rain gauge, which Cole brings in every night to measure. (Rebecca Conley/Maine Public)
Arlene Cole collects rain and snow in a rain gauge, which Cole brings in every night to measure. (Rebecca Conley/Maine Public)

For centuries, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has relied on volunteers to collect daily weather data. Today, it has more than 8,000 participants across the U.S.

Maine Public’s Patty Wight tells us about a woman who has been doing it for nearly six decades.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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