The PING project at NSSL...
The National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) needs YOUR help with a research project!
If you live in the area shown on the map, the Precipitation Identification Near the Ground project (PING) wants YOU to watch and report on precipitation.
PING is looking for young, old, and in-between volunteers to make observationsteachers, classes and families too! We have collected over 45,000 observations since 2006, already making PING successful because of your help.
PING volunteers can spend a little or a lot of time making observations. The basic idea is simple: NSSL will collect radar data from NEXRAD radars in your area during storm events, and compare that data with YOUR observations.
Why? Because the radars cannot see close to the ground, we need YOU to tell us what is happening.
The app from NSSL for the Android or iOS devices...