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USU Weather Station Recognized for 50 Years of Service

Herald Journal Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

Ask USU professor and state climatologist Robert Gillies what it’s like to work at the university’s weather station off of U.S. Highway 89/91, and he’ll laugh. “It’s a duty,” he said jovially. ... But Gillies’ trip to the weather station Tuesday was nothing but positive, as The National Weather Service presented him and some young climatologists with an award to honor the half century the station has been functioning. Specifically, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Honored Institution Award” recognized the USU Logan Experiment Farm for “50 years of weather observations in cooperation with the National Weather Service.” ... He said the data from the USU weather station helps the National Weather Service improve its forecasting and data modeling. ... USU climatologist Jon Meyer, who was present on Tuesday to accept the award, took measurements at the weather station and talked about what it’s like to work there. ... Gillies said the award presented by the National Weather Service shows that “USU, as an institution, is serving the greater good on weather and climate”

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