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Posted on: October 5, 2017

National Weather Service Recognizes Coffeyville

NWS Award
For 50 years, the Coffeyville Municipal Water Treatment Plant personnel have been providing temperature, precipitation and river level information to the National Weather Service. The data is gathered at 6 a.m. every morning and submitted to the Wichita NWS office.

Representatives from the NWS presented a plaque to employees this morning. Scott Smith, Observing Program Leader, expressed his appreciation to the department. “We are pleased to present this Honored Institution Award from the U. S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,” stated Smith. Over the past 50 years there have been many water treatment employees who have been responsible for submitting the information to the NWS. “This plaque is to thank all those employees,” said Smith.

Coffeyville is one of 115 observing locations in the Wichita district which covers 26 counties. All these locations voluntarily submit the data every day. The precipitation and river information is physically read, and the temperature is digitally recorded.

Pictured are Ken Cook, NWS meteorologist in charge; Scott Smith, NWS; Eric Eagle, water treatment maintenance; Lawrence Hilton, water treatment operator; Shane George, superintendent of water/wastewater; and Janet Salazar, NWS hydrologist. The thermometer is shown on the left, and the rain gauge is on the right.
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