Here's how it works.
Scientists at the Desert Research Institute need your help. During winter storms, keep your eyes on the sky and tell us whether it is raining, snowing, or a wintry mix. It is especially helpful if you can tell us when rain changes to snow, or snow changes back to rain.
With your observations, we 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 we need observations from all over the region.
To sign up, text WINTER to 855-909-0798. You’ll receive 3 intro texts over the first 3 days, including the first one prompting you to download the free Citizen Science Tahoe app. Afterwards, we’ll only send you alerts when there is a winter storm in the region. (Msg and data rates apply. 4 msgs/mo. Reply STOP to cancel).
Open the Citizen Science Tahoe app now to discover the Tahoe Rain or Snow survey.