West Virginia State offers weather data collection program

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University Extension Service is offering a video conference presentation on its weather data collection program this week.

The goal is to have landowners from each West Virginia county participating in data collection. Those interested will receive a free weather station for data collection, the university said in a news release. Participants will learn how to collect data from their county.

“This information session is ideal for people with an interest in weather and climate change,” Extension Agent Liz Moss said. “If a personal weather station with forecasting abilities and smartphone compatibility would be a useful addition to a person’s farming operation, orchard or even home garden pursuits, we encourage them to join us.”

The session will be conducted in conjunction with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station and will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday via Zoom. It is free.

More information and registration are available online.

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