The Sun and the Rain 1

On an unseasonably warm day in February, WSB-TV meteorologist Katie Walls and Davis Academy first-graders gather near the weather gauge attached to the red fence behind the Lower School fields at the Sandy Springs campus.

WSB-TV (Channel 2) meteorologist Katie Walls visited Davis Academy first- and third-graders Tuesday, Feb. 2, to speak about weather, weather safety, and the importance of a data project the students are participating in.

Davis first-graders are monitoring rainfall — a full-time task this school year — with a new rain gauge located near the fields behind the Lower School and reporting the data to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network, known as CoCoRaHS.

Organizations and individuals including the National Weather Service, hydrologists, emergency managers, ranchers and farmers use the collective data to which the Davis pupils are contributing.