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Weather & Climate

Concerns of rapidly shifting climate patterns are creating a greater need for improved environmental monitoring and verification of climate change concerns. Data from the Oklahoma Mesonet and OSU Research Stations will provide important answers in the years ahead.

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Contact a Specialist:

Contact your local county Extension Educator (here)

Mesonet (Wes Lee)

Soil Moisture/Plant-Available Water (Dr. Tyson Ochsner, Dr. Saleh Taghvaeian)

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OSU Programs & Services

Research & Extension underway at OSU:

current 16in PAW map

Plant available water is the amount of water in the soil that is potentially available for plant uptake. These maps are useful for drought monitoring and decision-making in production agriculture. Click on the links below to see today's maps.
(Dr. Tyson Ochsner - Plant & Soil Sciences)

The U.S. Drought Monitor is a map that shows the location and intensity of drought across the country. The data is updated each Tuesday and released on Thursday.

The Dr. Ronald L. Elliott Mesonet Weather Site was installed in the Botanic Gardens at OSU to demonstrate what a state-of-the-art weather data collection site Mesonet station) looks like.

Recent Center-funded Projects

Related Sites:


Oklahoma Emergency Preparedness

Soil Moisture Portal

Spotty Rain