West Texas Mesonet Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary
The West Texas Mesonet Network recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Headed up by Dr. John Schroeder (ATMO and an NWI faculty affiliate) and managed by Wes Burgett, the WTM has grown from its beginnings through hard work and dedication by the WTM team.
Currently standing at 92 stations from as far south as Big Bend National Park to north of Amarillo, the WTM is an important component of a national Mesonet project to provide up-to-the-moment meteorological information for free to the agricultural industry, to media, met forecast folks, universities and anyone else who is interested.
As with most successful projects, this would not have been possible without teamwork, and NWI would like to say thank you to all those partners across the region who have contributed to the ongoing success of NWI's West Texas Mesonet network.
Thank you to all!
(Photo above) - Members of the regional National Weather Forecast offices surround WTM manager Wes Burgett (center right in dark shirt by podium) as part of the celebratory ceremony. (Photo credit: NWS-Lubbock.)