OBSERVE REPORT

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OBSERVE REPORT
OBSERVE REPORT

Weather reporting duties

came along with the ranch.

Gene Bierman, Glad Valley

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Took the baton from

friend Allen Hellesund.

Joe Scherer, Timber Lake

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OBSERVE REPORT

Gene Bierman of Glad Valley has been an official weather observer for Joe Scherer is looking for someone new to take up the mantle of Timber 24 years. Lake’s weather observer.

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Allen Hellesund

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Local volunteers have been recording the area’s weather for over 100 years

Communities are like snowflakes. No two are alike. But people in small, rural communities like Timber Lake and Isabel have one thing in common with people in communities of all shapes and sizes across the United States.

They like to talk about the weather.

In Dewey County and the north end of Ziebach County, two names that come up regularly in weather conversation are Gene Bierman and Joe Scherer. Ask either one how much rain he received and you know you’re getting an official answer.

Bierman, of Glad Valley, and Scherer, of Timber Lake, are both official weather observers for the National Weather Service (NWS). They’ve been carrying out their volunteer responsibilities for a number of years - Bierman since 1983 and Scherer since 2007 - using equipment provided by the National Weather Service. They are two of 149 official weather observers currently active in the state of South Dakota. Bierman and 55 other volunteers report to the NWS office in Rapid City while Scherer is among 72 observers who supply information to the agency’s Aberdeen office.

 

 

 

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