New weather sensors across Oklahoma

Monday, January 12th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Norman-AP) -- New air temperature sensors will permit the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network to provide more accurate readings more quickly.

The new sensors became operational this month following three years of effort by technicians to upgrade the Mesonet system's 116 individual sites.

Technicians added a new, more responsive air temperature sensor to equipment already online.

Its primary advantage is its smaller size, which allows for quicker heating and cooling of its electronic circuits to measure air temperatures faster than was possible with its counterpart.

The Oklahoma Mesonet was created in 1994 by the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. It also monitors air pressure, rainfall totals and wind directions and speeds.