Summer 2023

Number Crunching

Illustration of the number one and 150, sitting on storm clouds.
Illustration by MARY QUINN

The term mesonet stems from “mesoscale network.” These networks contain automated environmental monitoring stations that gather data on meteorological events, such as thunderstorms and snow squalls, on the mesoscale (from 1 mile to around 150 miles in size). Mesonet stations are clustered closer and report more frequently than larger-scale National Weather Service stations.

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