CoCoRaHS Precipitation Absurdity 2024


 

COCORAHS "PRECIPITATION ABSURDITY" BEGINS MARCH 1ST

CURRENT STANDINGS 

Station Count RankNew Station CountStation Count RankPer Capita CountPer Capita RankPopulation in Millions
   Alabama 0    1    0.00    1    5.07   
   Alaska 0    1    0.00    1    0.73   
   Arizona 0    1    0.00    1    7.36   
   Arkansas 0    1    0.00    1    3.05   
   California 0    1    0.00    1    39.03   
   Colorado 0    1    0.00    1    5.84   
   Connecticut 0    1    0.00    1    3.63   
   Delaware 0    1    0.00    1    1.02   
   District of Columbia 0    1    0.00    1    0.67   
   Florida 0    1    0.00    1    22.24   
   Georgia 0    1    0.00    1    10.91   
   Hawaii 0    1    0.00    1    1.44   
   Idaho 0    1    0.00    1    1.94   
   Illinois 0    1    0.00    1    12.58   
   Indiana 0    1    0.00    1    6.83   
   Iowa 0    1    0.00    1    3.20   
   Kansas 0    1    0.00    1    2.94   
   Kentucky 0    1    0.00    1    4.51   
   Louisiana 0    1    0.00    1    4.59   
   Maine 0    1    0.00    1    1.39   
   Maryland 0    1    0.00    1    6.16   
   Massachusetts 0    1    0.00    1    6.98   
   Michigan 0    1    0.00    1    10.03   
   Minnesota 0    1    0.00    1    5.72   
   Mississippi 0    1    0.00    1    2.94   
   Missouri 0    1    0.00    1    6.18   
   Montana 0    1    0.00    1    1.12   
   Nebraska 0    1    0.00    1    1.97   
   Nevada 0    1    0.00    1    3.18   
   New Hampshire 0    1    0.00    1    1.40   
   New Jersey 0    1    0.00    1    9.26   
   New Mexico 0    1    0.00    1    2.11   
   New York 0    1    0.00    1    19.68   
   North Carolina 0    1    0.00    1    10.70   
   North Dakota 0    1    0.00    1    0.78   
   Ohio 0    1    0.00    1    11.76   
   Oklahoma 0    1    0.00    1    4.02   
   Oregon 0    1    0.00    1    4.24   
   Pennsylvania 0    1    0.00    1    12.97   
   Rhode Island 0    1    0.00    1    1.09   
   South Carolina 0    1    0.00    1    5.28   
   South Dakota 0    1    0.00    1    0.91   
   Tennessee 0    1    0.00    1    7.05   
   Texas 0    1    0.00    1    30.03   
   Utah 0    1    0.00    1    3.38   
   Vermont 0    1    0.00    1    0.65   
   Virginia 0    1    0.00    1    8.68   
   Washington 0    1    0.00    1    7.79   
   West Virginia 0    1    0.00    1    1.78   
   Wisconsin 0    1    0.00    1    5.89   
   Wyoming 0    1    0.00    1    0.58   

 


View the 2024 CoCoRaHS Precipitation Absurdity Trailer

COCORAHS PRECIPITATION ABSURDITY
Welcome to the CoCoRaHS Precipitation Absurdity Page.  CoCoRaHS Precipitation Asburdity is our friendly recruiting contest to see who can recruit the most new volunteers during the 31 days of March.

You will notice that the contest's name has changed in 2024.  In order to not violate any copyright laws, we have decided to go in a new direction.  This may sound absurd, but well it is.  It's still the same contest, same cup, just a different name going forward.  

There is always a need for a greater number of observations, as the saying goes "the rain doesn't fall the same on all".  Due to the variability of precipitation, amounts measured can be quite different only a block or two away.  Help fill in the gaps by recruiting a friend or relative during our contest.  The more observations, the clearer the picture, the better the understanding of where it did and did not rain.

The contest is broken down into two categories: "Traditional Count" . . . the state that recruits the greatest number of new observers in March.  The second category is "Per Capita*" or population weighted . . . the state that recruits the greatest number of new observers per one million of it's total population.

The winning state in each category receives the "CoCoRaHS Cup" to keep and exhibit for a year until next year's contest (in the tradition of the NHL's Stanley Cup).  The cup usually travels around the state during the year, so check with your state coordinator for it's whereabouts at any certain time.


HISTORY
View the past cup winners (2006 - 2023) 


VIEWING THE COCORAHS CUP





The CoCoRaHS Cup -  Does it look like a sterling silver rain gauge?  Tiffany's would be proud.


*Per Capita Scoring - For each new volunteer who signs-up, the state will be given a percentage of "one point" based on the state's total population (potential volunteer pool). This will give those states with sparser populations an equal chance. States with smaller populations will receive a larger point value for a new volunteer compared to those with larger populations (For each new volunteer Wyoming will receive 1.72 points based on their population of 581,311 residents, whereas California who will receive a much lower number of points per each new volunteer, 0.03 with their population of 39,029,342 residents). These point values are based on "new stations per million residents" which is derived from the 2023 estimated population information (https://www.census.gov.)