OTT Pluvio² Rain Gauges Used in New York State Mesonet System

The University of Albany, in partnership with the State of New York, are in the process of constructing the New York State Mesonet, a highly advanced network of weather systems designed to provide real-time weather data and warning systems to citizens of New York in the event of severe weather. The State of New York has had several extreme weather events in recent years, mainly Hurricanes Sandy and Irene, and the Mesonet System will provide improved forecasting and warning systems for future weather events.

There are currently 125 weather stations in the Mesonet network across the state, and many have been equipped with the OTT Pluvio² Weighing Precipitation Gauge for extremely high accuracy precipitation measurement. Check out the video below for an overview of the NYS Mesonet and to see the OTT Pluvio² in action!

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