Scientists at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nev., need your help. During winter storms, keep your eyes on the sky and tell them whether it is raining, snowing or a wintry mix. It is especially helpful if you can tell them when rain changes to snow or snow changes back to rain.
With these observations, scientists are working on better estimating how much water falls on the Sierra Nevada during winter. This is difficult with current satellite technology, especially in the mountains, so they need observations from all over the region. To sign up, text WINTER to (855) 909-0798. | dri.edu