WTM station #75 now online and data in all products and feeds…Amarillo 7SSE. Station is located 9 miles southwest of Amarillo International Airport. Special thanks to the National Weather Service folks in Amarillo & Lubbock, Amarillo Wastewater, Amarillo OEM, and Amarillo Fire Department who helped build this station.
The West Texas Mesonet is an independent project started by Texas Tech University with the very first mesonet weather data station installed at Reese Center, 12 miles west of Lubbock, in June of 2000. Since that time, the West Texas Mesonet network, as of June 3, has grown to 75 mesonet stations covering 54 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 mission of the West Texas Mesonet is to provide accurate meteorological data for distribution to a variety of facets across West Texas including operational meteorology, agriculture and farming, research, and media.
The 75th West Texas Mesonet Station has been installed just south of Hollywood Road and
Grand. This station is the very first West Texas Mesonet installed in Amarillo or Potter/Randall Counties with several more installations planned in the near future. Unique to this West Texas Mesonet Station is the addition of fire weather sensors that will potentially help forecasters determine the meteorological conditions which lead to high wildfire danger. Here’s a link to the data: http://www.mesonet.ttu.edu/obsframe.html