AgWeatherNet (AWN) is making changes that may impact some of our
station users. Recently, AWN installed new, state-of-the-art weather stations
in Mattawa and at the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center
(IAREC) in Prosser. Data from these new stations, named “Mattawa” and
“Prosser,” is available on our website, weather.wsu.edu.
On October 1, 2023, AWN will decommission Desert Aire, Mattawa.E, and
Prosser.NE. Users of Prosser.NE should change any alerts and notifications
to the new Prosser station. Users of Desert Aire and Mattawa.E should
change any alerts and notifications to the new Mattawa station. Once these
stations are decommissioned, archived data will become available on our
website by selecting Station Metadata in the left menu and then clicking on
Stations Emeritus in the submenu.
Why are we making these changes? The new Prosser and Mattawa stations
are built to World Meteorological Organization standards and utilize superior
sensing techniques that provide a higher degree of accuracy and precision.
In addition to new equipment, these stations measure additional weather
variables that our Legacy Tier 1 and Tier 2 stations cannot. This includes 10-
meter wind speed and direction, 9-meter temperature, and soil temperature
and moisture content at two and eight inches. Additionally, Prosser is
equipped with an air quality sensor. Deployment of an air quality sensor to
Mattawa is currently being planned.
To manage your alert settings, visit weather.wsu.edu and log in to your
account. In the left menu, click on My AWN, then click on Alerts in the
submenu. Here, you can change the location of your current alerts by
selecting either Prosser or Mattawa from the Select Station dropdown menu.
Alternatively, you can delete current alerts and create new ones.
We apologize for any inconvenience. At the same time, we know these new
stations with their added features will serve their users well. Thank you to all
of our users for your continued support of AgWeatherNet.