Hansens awarded for for weather observations


Last updated 9/26/2023 at 11:54am

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Richard, left, and Todd Hansen pose for a photograph with their awards from National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Program.

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Richard and Todd Hansen were presented with a 50-year Family Heritage Award and a 10-year Length of Service Award in Great Falls from the National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Program.

Richard took daily weather observations for 44 years until officially turning over the responsibility to Todd Hansen who has been taking the daily observations for 10 years.

The Hansen family began taking daily weather observations for the NWS when Richard Hansen took over the weather station in June of 1972. The station began in August of 1958 in Gildford, where it remains today....

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