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New weather check in Albany

June 11, 2004

Albany-- There's a new weather checkpoint in Southwest Georgia.

This is a climate monitoring station.

It's new to the Albany State University campus.

The equipment monitors basic weather conditions, like temperature and precipitation. But, it also measures soil temperature and soil moisture at three different depths which is helpful to farmers.

Mark Masters of the Flint River Water Policy Center at ASU says, "It gives the citizens another data point. They can check out the weather in their location specific area and it also gives researchers like us a tool that can help us look at weather over time, historical data, but it also gives it to us in real time."

The station is part of the Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network. There are 56 others across the state.

The weather station will also be used as a teaching tool for ASU students and students around the region.

Posted at 4:20 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com