Monroe County gets new Mesonet station

Published: Oct. 31, 2017 at 6:59 PM CDT
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Monroe County installed the 69th Mesonet station in Kentucky Tuesday afternoon. This particular station is the fourth funded and support through local partnership efforts. The station is strategically located near the Gamaliel Shooting Supply approximately two miles from the Tennessee border. Weather experts tell us that location for the station is incredibly critical.

"Location is really critical to the quality of the data that we collect," said Kentucky Climatologist, Stuart Foster. "We don't just pick any where. It took us quite a while to settle on this location."

The Mesonet stations collect real-time data and runs 24 hours per day. This helps create the most accurate weather updates for Kentucky.