North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board Cooperative Observer Network

ARBCON Observer Locations
ARBCON Observer Locations

The ARB Cooperative Observer Network (ARBCON) is comprised of nearly 550 volunteer observers across the state of North Dakota. Since 1977, observers have recorded daily rainfall and hail occurrences at their locations for the months of April through September of each year. Starting in October 2010, some observers began snowfall reporting, thus making the network operational on a year-round basis.

Resources

Interactive Precipitation Mapping Tool
Interactive Precipitation Mapping Tool

ARBCON reports are all available to be viewed or downloaded through the mapping and data resources on this site.

The Interactive Precipitation Mapping link is a mapping resource for quickly displaying ARBCON data.

The State Water Commission Map Services are a variety of internet map servers with various themes. Currently there is one general map service which uses the Water Commission's vast data resources such as water data locations and precipitation info to integrate with our spatial data holdings including aerial photography, geo-political boundaries, transportation, and hydrographic features. Click the link in this paragraph or the graphical maps link near the top right.

Precipitation Maps
Precipitation Maps
Precipitation Maps allows you to view jpg files of monthly and yearly precipitation maps from 1977 through the present.

30 Year Average Maps - The conclusion of the 2006 growing season completed a 30 year continuous record of precipitation during the growing season in North Dakota. This has led to the completion of average rainfall maps for each month and the growing season as a whole.

Precipitation Download allows you to download data by county, latitude and longitude, or by individual Site ID number.

In Recognition

ARBCON Certificate

Hall of Fame

Click here to view the ARBCON Hall of Fame -- Observers (active and inactive) who have reached or surpassed 30 years of volunteering!

Yearly Certificates

The following individuals are being recognized for their efforts to help the Atmospheric Resource Board Cooperative Observer Network be successful! Thank you all very much!

40 Year Certificates

  • Boehm, Keith
  • Braaten, Marvin
  • Brickner, Alan
  • Brinkman, June
  • Brown, Milton
  • Dollinger, Milbert
  • Fettig, Betty
  • Folkvord, Ross T
  • Gartner, Leona
  • Haas, John L
  • Hagen, Dennis
  • Hardesty, Patty
  • Havelka, Gerald
  • Hochhalter, Barbara
  • Kinzley, Richard & Coleen
  • Lapica, Jeff
  • Law, Lloyd
  • Meyer, Herman
  • Miller, Eugene
  • Olson, Kelly D
  • Ova, Kevin
  • Person, George
  • Pieterick, Larry
  • Richter, David
  • Roffler, Malcolm
  • Ronningen, Barry
  • Schulz, James
  • Thelen, Nick
  • Voigt, Andrew
  • Wald, Anton A

30 Year Certificates

  • Allard, Allen
  • Anderson, Lonnie L
  • Armentrout, Rodney
  • Arneson, Jerome
  • Banderet, Robert
  • Barnick, Leroy
  • Bear, Kay
  • Bear, Donald
  • Belohlavek, Dan
  • Betsch, Perry
  • Bobb, Milton
  • Boyko, Maynard
  • Brademeyer, Fred J
  • Daley, Mitch
  • Dekrey, John E
  • Ekman, Karen
  • Harwood, Susan
  • Hochhalter, Alice
  • Lillibridge, Robert
  • Miller, David J
  • Mosset, Willy
  • Rosenau, Gary
  • Werle, Edward
  • Wetzstein, Bill
  • Whitman, Irene
  • Wolf, Lavern A

20 Year Certificates

  • Binstock, Linda
  • Fischer, Len
  • Hecker, Donald
  • Hourigan, William
  • Klym, Stephanie
  • Kunz, Wilbert
  • Renner, Carla K.
  • Wheelihan, John P.
  • Wiskus, John
  • Wright, Delores

10 Year Certificates

  • Asche, Jason
  • Bauman, Loren
  • Gasho, Allen
  • Hausauer, John
  • Hollinger, Brian
  • Jermstad, Clarence
  • Johansen, Terry
  • Kannianen, Carl
  • Knopp, Pam
  • Lee, Myron
  • Mclean, Ronald L
  • Miller, Peter
  • Rensch, Vonda
  • Schettler, Robert
  • Schmidt, Ellis
  • Tescher, Ted & Kay

Are YOU interested in volunteering?

If you are interested in becoming a precipitation observer in your area, please email the following information to the highlighted link below or call Daniel Brothers at 701-328-2788 or 1-800-654-5981.

Name
Address
Phone Number

Email with the above information.