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UGA Weather Network celebrates 30 years of service to agriculture in Georgia

On June 1, 1991, the UGA Weather Station in Griffin, GA, made its first weather report. Since that time 30 years ago, the network has grown from 4 to 86 stations across the state. Each station reports temperature, precipitation, wind, humidity, solar radiation, pressure, and soil moisture and temperature at three depths. This information has been used by Extension agents, farmers, utility companies, water managers, school children, and the National Weather Service to provide essential information that helps keep Georgians safe and allows them to manage their farms successfully. I am proud to be the director of the network and even prouder of my team of technicians, network manager, and data quality specialist and the work they do to keep the network running with very few outages, even during storms like Hurricane Michael. You can read more about the network here.