The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced recently that it was nearing completion on the installation of a high tech weather monitoring network. Weather observation stations have been set up across the country to track temperature and precipitation changes, pinpointing the shifts in Americas ever changing and unpredictable climate.
The stations have been strategically placed in rural areas which will minimize the affects of urban influences such as heat islands and wind variations.
Click on the link below for more information on the stations and to view the data they have collected.
The network will give scientists more information to help explain what’s happening with the climate at a regional and local level. With such a controversial subject, it’s good to see every effort is being made to shed some light on the topic.
Weather-wise closer to home…we’ll see a warm start to the week but a low pressure system will continue to spin off small disturbances through Wednesday morning keeping rain and thunder in the forecast. We stay dry for Thursday and Friday before our next weather maker moves in just in time for the weekend.
Have a great week!
Meteorologist LeAnn Lombardo
Posted under Hometown Weather
This post was written by llombardo on May 5, 2008