Steve Zubrick, science and operations officer at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Sterling, Va., says his folks are looking for weather observers in the area. These volunteers report to Sterling each morning with temperature readings and rain and snow measurements, helping to fill gaps in the region's database. If your location suits its needs, the NWS may supply some equipment, guidance and software for filing a report. Your data would be plotted on NWS maps. E-mail email@example.com.