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National Wind Institute Opens 100th West Texas Mesonet Station

Allison Hirth & Jeff Ramazani

November 9, 2016


Texas Tech celebrates the 100th station of the West Texas Mesonet Network with a ribbon cutting.


The West Texas Mesonet, a network of weather stations across the South Plains and beyond, recently celebrated its newest site with a ribbon cutting ceremony in New Home, Texas.

Located about 25 miles from the Texas Tech University campus, the 100th station provides real-time meteorological data for farmers, research, media and more. Wes Burgett, Operations Manager for the West Texas Mesonet, said each of the 100 mesonet stations has been built by mostly volunteers and cost about $25,000 a piece to construct.

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