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System upgrades aid west side farmers
August 8, 2008

Expansion of WSU Weather Monitoring System to Help Westside Producers

PROSSER – West side agricultural producers are now better able to access timely weather information, thanks to the addition of new monitoring stations to Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet system.

WSU’s AgWeatherNet team, based at the university’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, Wash., recently installed a new monitoring station at 21 Acres Farm near Woodinville in King County. New stations also have been installed in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island, Grays Harbor, Clark and Skamania counties.

The stations are equipped with sensors for monitoring and recording air temperature, wind speed and direction, relative … » More …

AgWeatherNet hits the Palouse
January 30, 2008

The WSU AgWeatherNet team recently installed a weather station at WSU’s Spillman Agronomy Farm located two miles southeast of Pullman. The station is equipped with sensors for monitoring and recording air temperature, wind speed and direction, relative humidity, solar radiation, leaf wetness, soil temperature and moisture at a depth of eight inches, and rainfall. 

“The ease at which current and historical weather data from across the state can be viewed is impressive” said Spillman Farm manager Ryan Davis of the AgWeatherNet system. 

AgWeatherNet provides online access to raw data derived from a network of 77 publicly owned, regional weather stations. Most stations are … » More …