National Weather Service honoring western Minnesota family for 50 years of service

October 17, 2022
Mike Tanner

ABERDEEN, S.D.–The National Weather Service has selected Charles Hanson and Randall Hanson, both residents of Correll, Minnesota, as the recipients of the 2022 Family Heritage Award for 50 years of distinguished service through the Cooperative Observer Program.

The Hanson Family has been reporting daily temperature and precipitation readings to the National Weather Service since September 1st, 1972.

They hold an impressive record of accurate and timely observations, hardly missing a day over the course of the last 50 years.

National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Vipond will present the award to Randall Hanson during a ceremony next Monday.