Ag weather network going wireless
The North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, known as NDAWN, has begun offering near real-time data that can be viewed from any Web-browsing device, including smartphones.
This service is available at 19 of the networks 72 stations. The service eventually will be available from all of the stations across North Dakota and the border regions of surrounding states.
"Growers quickly learned the value of that earlier service," says Adnan Akyuz, state climatologist and assistant professor in the School of Natural Resource Sciences at NDSU. "Today, NDAWN is working to accommodate changing technology to provide the best service to growers and our ever-growing user base."
The 19 stations are providing updated data on the Web every 10 minutes at http://ndawn.ndsu.nodak.edu/ten-minute-data-summary.html. The data includes the day's maximum and minimum temperatures, air temperature from the previous 10 minutes, wind direction, average and maximum wind speed, relative humidity, dew point and bare-soil temperature. Also, average wind chill temperature will be available from Nov. 1 through March 31, and total rainfall is available from April 1 through Oct. 31.
For information on how to link a network data page to a smartphone or Android device home screens, visit http://ndawn.ndsu.nodak.edu/help-smartphone.html.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.