The Automated Weather Data Network (AWDN) represents a longstanding partnership among states in and around the High Plains Region with the purpose of gathering observational data and providing this information to stakeholders in agriculture and related fields. The AWDN provides valuable observation data, serving clients around the world. Daily, hourly, and sub-hourly data provided by the AWDN fill in major gaps between other networks, such as the Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) and the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS).
The AWDN records air temperature and humidity, soil temperature, wind speed and direction, and precipitation. Daily soil moisture measurements are also available for the state of Nebraska. The data are available through Classic Online Services or through a full-service request. Classic Online Services allows users access to the entire AWDN dataset. Many options are available which allow users to pull raw data in addition to reports specifically for evapotranspiration and growing degree days. Most variables are available on a daily and hourly basis.
Disclaimer on the Use of Data and Products from the HPRCC
Climate products and tools are developed by the HPRCC and its partner Regional Climate Centers to provide users with a means to routinely access recent weather and climate data. While applied research has demonstrated that the use of such data in decision making can reduce risk and lower a user's cost, it must be pointed out that near-real-time data are preliminary in nature and sometimes contain errors. Although care is taken to remove known errors, it is possible that some data will change after receipt of written records and final quality control steps. Users are therefore forewarned to consider any negative impact that errant data might have on their business and use preliminary data and information at their own risk.
The HPRCC is not responsible for the misuse or abuse of data provided through our services, both online and full-service.