The West Texas Mesonet (WTM) provides meteorological observations from 84 stations distributed across West Texas and covering 58 counties in the Texas Panhandle, South Plains, Rolling Plains, Permian Basin, Trans Pecos, Concho Valley, Big Country, Edwards Plateau, Hill Country and eastern New Mexico.
The WTM provides real-time data including wind speed and direction at different levels, air temperatures at different levels, humidity and dew point, solar radiation, rainfall, barometric pressure and climate histories. Agricultural data include soil temperature and moisture at different levels, leaf wetness and evapotranspiration.
SOnic Detection and Ranging (SODAR) units have been integrated with WTM to provide elevated measurements for high-resolution, short-term ensemble wind forecasts. SODAR is an acoustic radar used to evaluate low-level atmospheric stability and wind characteristics.
Click for more information on the NWI's regional SODAR network.
Click here for the WTM SODAR map.
Visit the West Texas Mesonet online at www.mesonet.ttu.edu.
(Above) - One Mesonet station located at Reese Technology Center.Click image to enlarge.
(Above) - A close-up view of the equipment on one of the West Texas Mesonet stations.