The site of the new station is SJPT’s Phelps Preserve, which is in the heart of approximately 3,000 acres of designated Agricultural Resource Land in San Juan Valley. We partnered with WSU on this project because we recognize the value of weather monitoring for long-term agricultural, ecological, and community benefit.
Hyperlocal conditions around the 10-meter-tall weather tower are now available for viewing online anytime. All weather data are freely available to the public, including air and soil temperature, humidity, dew point, wind speed (at two different heights), daily rainfall, and soil radiation, all updated every 15 minutes. A free account can also be created to access additional tools and forecasting.
These readings will provide more accurate atmospheric information to the islands and will help inform agricultural operations to farmers and residents in the islands, especially those within the farming epicenter of San Juan Valley.
Prior to installation, the closest AgWeatherNet station was in Anacortes, one of another 160-plus WSU Extension stations throughout the state–all visible via the interactive map at weather.wsu.edu.