- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Researchers are trying to identify sites around New York state for a new high-resolution weather detection system.

The New York State Mesonet is a weather system being developed at the University at Albany that will consist of 125 interconnected surface stations.

About half of the Mesonet’s station sites have been chosen and the university is seeking permanent locations to complete its site selections.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans for the $23.6 million system earlier this year to provide more accurate weather data to forecasters and emergency management officials to prepare for severe storms.

Most of the 125 stations will have a 30-foot tower. The towers will be placed about 20 miles from each other.

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