It is well known that weather is an important production factor in agriculture.
While such a significant factor can hardly be controlled, advance notification or
early warning of an impending incident may allow the grower time to initiate appropriate
action to assist in mitigating its impact. We enable unprecedented personalized
attention through powerful dynamic alerts and decision support aids served on a
multitude of communications devices. Our goal is to further automate and mobilize
the notification of weather related events to allow the grower to fully realize
the value of research and take action where appropriate. We take pride in our precision,
accuracy, and detail. Our mission is to help you understand and alert you to the
weather issues at hand and its impact on your crop(s). We help you protect yourself
through being aware of weather events that may impact your crop.
AgWeatherNet (AWN) provides access to raw weather data from the Washington State
University weather network, along with decision aids. AWN includes 128 weather stations
located mostly in the irrigated regions of eastern Washington State but the network
has undergone significant expansion in Western Washington and in dry land regions
of the state. The AWN network is administered and managed by the AgWeatherNet team
located at the WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser,
WA but is programmatically linked to efforts at other WSU research and extension
All of the weather data and value-added weather products available on this site
and related sites are made possible by weather-monitoring hardware strategically
deployed throughout Washington. Our monitoring stations are comprised of CR-1000
data loggers manufactured by Campbell Scientific of Logan, UT. The current complement
of sensors were supplied by several different entities.
AgWeatherNet is funded primarily by the taxpayers of Washington State. Further private
contributions and support from the WSU Agricultural Research Center, WSU Extension
, and grants from the WA State Commission on Pesticide Registration, the WA Tree
Fruit Research Commission, the American Farmland Trust, and the Washington Wine
Industry Foundation (WWIF) have enabled past product development efforts and make
future product enhancements possible.