CoCoRaHS: Every drop counts!

Stations reporting on March 7, 2014. You can see where the gaps are located across the state.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) -- It isn't just basketball fans who get to celebrate March Madness in South Carolina.

You can score one for team "science" by signing up for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS).

This "network" is a community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow).

Every year, a March Madness competition is held to push for volunteers to sign up to help increase the resolution of precipitation reports across the country.

There are images above that show how many observers we have in South Carolina and just how much of an impact these observations can have on determining how much precipitation fell during a certain event.

The event shown above is from March 6-7, 2014.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are major sponsors of CoCoRaHS.

You can learn more about signing up for CoCoRaHs by clicking here.

Every "drop" counts!