AgWeatherNet Excellence Fund

AgWeatherNet (AWN) provides access to current and historical weather data from Washington State University’s automated weather station network. AWN includes 138 automated weather stations located mostly in the irrigated regions of eastern Washington state. The first station was installed in 1988. Standard AWN weather variables include air temperature, relative humidity, dew point temperature, soil temperature at 8 inches, rainfall, wind speed, wind direction, solar radiation, and leaf wetness. Communications are handled through cell phone data telemetry and the internet. Following data processing the weather data are disseminated via the web site The AWN network is administered and managed by the AgWeatherNet team located at the WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, WA. However, AgWeatherNet is programmatically linked to the research, extension and instruction efforts conducted by all departments and research and extension centers of the College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences of WSU.

Uses and Purposes

The principal of this fund shall be used to provide funds to help support AgWeatherNet.