The National Weather Service presented the Lincoln Ranger District with an honored institution award Wednesday to celebrate 75 years of weather observations.
The National Weather Service presented the Lincoln Ranger District with an honored institution award to celebrate 75 years of weather observations on Wednesday on Rogers Pass.
The award ceremony took place at the recently built Rogers Pass rest area just west of the summit.
“The National Weather Service in Missoula, Montana, honors the dozens of volunteer observers, both past and present, and thanks the Lincoln Ranger District for providing the service of taking weather observations,” said Observing Program Leader Corby Dickerson. “The data collected benefits the American public, research community, media and weather forecasters in Montana.”
On Jan. 1, 1948, the U.S. Weather Bureau established a climatological station at the Lincoln Ranger Station, upgrading a weather station that had previously been focused on fire weather.
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