NWS honors Smith Center observer for 55 years of service


Recognizing 55 years of service, the National Weather Service (NWS) presented the Benjamin Franklin award to Bob Levin, the official weather observer for the Smith Center area. The presentation was made at his home in Smith Center. Phil Poyner, meteorologist in charge from the forecast office near Hastings, and Mike Reed, observation program leader, presented the award. Levin celebrated his 86th birthday on June 8.

Levin volunteered to become the cooperative observer for the Smith Center area in 1967 and has continuously provided daily observations of temperatures and precipitation. In his...

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