On Sept. 3, the National Weather Service presented Leland Treichel of Roscoe with the prestigious John Campanius Holm Award. This is a national award and only 17 out of the over 10,000 cooperative weather observers were selected this year.
In honor of Leland's achievement, Gov. Dennis Daugaard issued an executive proclamation and Sept. 3, 2013, as "Leland Treichel Day" in South Dakota.
The John Campanius Holm Award is granted each year to a maximum of 25 observers to honor them for outstanding accomplishments in the field of cooperative weather observing. Each National Weather Service field office nominates one volunteer observer.