Mesonet weather network seeks support base

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Mesonet, a network of automated stations providing weather information across the state, put in its first station seven years ago and has stations in 64 counties.

The Mesonet is being developed by the Kentucky Climate Center at Western Kentucky University. Western says the Mesonet now is trying to build a broad base of funding and support.

Stuart Foster is the state climatologist and director of the Mesonet. He says organizers are trying to partner with local governments to support stations in their counties.

Foster is contacting judge-executives in counties that are home to Mesonet sites to seek funding and says Western will match funding.

Information gathered by the Mesonet stations is sent to the Climate Center at Western every five minutes and is available at .

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