Our StoryIn 1982, Oklahoma scientists recognized the need for a statewide weather network.
At OSU, agricultural scientists wanted to upgrade weather instruments at their research sites. Their goal was to expand the use of weather data in agricultural applications. Meanwhile, scientists from OU and the Oklahoma Climatological Survey were helping to plan and implement a flood warning system for Tulsa.
OSU and OU joined forces in 1987 when they realized that a single statewide weather network would help both universities achieve their missions.
No other state or nation is known to have a network that boasts the capabilities of the Oklahoma Mesonet.