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West Texas Mesonet


The West Texas Mesonet measures the following parameters:

Observations every minute

  • 10-meter wind speed and direction (average 1-minute with peak 3-second gust)
  • 9-meter temperature
  • 20-foot wind speed
  • 2-meter wind speed
  • 2-meter temperature
  • 2-meter solar radiation
  • 1.5-meter temperature/relative humidity/dewpoint
  • Barometric pressure (station pressure, sea-level pressure, and altimeter)
  • Precipitation (rainfall and melted snow/ice)

Observations every fifteen minutes

  • Soil Temperatures (average) under natural sod at 2 inches, 4 inches, and 8 inches
  • Soil Temperatures (average) under bare soil at 2 inches and 8 inches
  • Soil Moisture at 2 inches, 8 inches, 24 inches, and 30 inches
  • Leaf Wetness

Please visit the new West Texas Mesonet home page