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Kentucky Mesonet at WKU completes installation of weather station in Webster County

The Kentucky Mesonet at Western Kentucky University has completed installation of a station in Webster County. The site at Baker Park in Dixon is the 70th operational station in 69 counties following the installation of a station in Pulaski County last fall. The statewide network is the Commonwealth’s official source for weather and climate data. “The Webster County site highlights the importance...

WKU scientist, meteorology students part of NSF-funded project on how irrigation affects precipitation

Western Kentucky University meteorology students and a Kentucky Climate Center scientist have been gathering data this summer in Nebraska as part of the Great Plains Irrigation Experiment (GRAINEX), a National Science Foundation-funded research project to further understand how irrigation may be affecting precipitation. The project highlights the engagement of the Kentucky Climate Center and WKU students...

Community partnerships in Pulaski, Fulton Counties support stations for Kentucky Mesonet at WKU

After reaching agreements with community partners, the Kentucky Climate Center will install and operate a Kentucky Mesonet station in Pulaski County and make upgrades to the Mesonet station in Fulton County. Partners for the new station at Northern Elementary School near Somerset include the Pulaski County Farm Bureau Board, which secured funding from several sources in the community; the Pulaski County...