Media Advisory: Thompson to Present Edward H. Stoll Award to Wilber "Bud" Nordin for 50 Years of Volunteer Service to National Weather Service

Apr 2, 2012

Washington, D.C. – The National Weather Service (NWS) has named Mr. Wilbur “Bud” Nordin, of Clarendon, PA., as the recipient of the “Edward H. Stoll Award,” for outstanding volunteer service in the Cooperative Weather Observer Program (COOP).  U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson will present the award on April 4, 2012, at 9:00 A.M. at the NWS station in State College, Pa.  

The Edward H. Stoll Award, which is named for the first COOP volunteer presented the award, is given to observers who have served for over 50 years.  The first award was presented by President Jimmy Carter, at the White House, in 1980.  Mr. Wilbur Nordin has provided daily precipitation readings for the National Weather Service from the Sheffield 5W Station since 1961.  

The National Weather Service's Cooperative Observer Program has given scientists and researchers continuous observational data since the program's inception more than a century ago.  Today, some 11,000 volunteer observers participate in the nationwide program to provide daily reports on temperature, precipitation and other weather factors such as snow depth, river levels and soil temperature.  

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 9:00 A.M.

What: National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Program; Edward H. Stoll Award Ceremony  

Where:National Weather Service, 328 Innovation Park, Suite 330, State College, PA.