National Wind Institute to Open 100th West Texas Mesonet Station

A ribbon cutting is scheduled for Friday morning.


West Texas Mesonet

WHAT: Ribbon cutting for the 100th station of the West Texas Mesonet Network

WHEN: 10 a.m. Friday (Nov. 4)

WHERE: Moore Crop Insurance Agency,
127 W. Broadway, New Home, Texas

From Lubbock, head south on U.S. 87 for 18 miles to Lynn County. Turn right on FM 211 and travel six miles to the intersection of New Home. The station will be visible on the left in the far open corner of the field.

DETAILS: Transportation will be provided from the covered parking area to the station. The event will include a reception and photo opportunities.

CONTACT: Wes Burgett, research associate, National Wind Institute, Texas Tech University, (806) 632-5530 or

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West Texas Mesonet

West Texas Mesonet

The West Texas Mesonet is an independent project collaborating with the Atmospheric Science Group and the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center/National Wind Institute at Texas Tech University.

Our first station came online at Reese Center, 12 miles west of Lubbock, in June of 2000. Since that time, our network has grown to 103 mesonet stations and 7 boundary layer SODAR's covering 69 counties in Texas, also Colorado and New Mexico.

The West Texas Mesonet aims to provide accurate meteorological data for distribution to a variety of facets in the region, including operational meteorology, agriculture and farming, research and media.


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