- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

WEBSTER, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota State University has installed a weather station in Day County.

The station three miles south of Webster is the latest addition to the university’s statewide network of 26 weather stations. It will report a number of environmental variables every 10 minutes such as; temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind, sunshine, pressure and soil conditions.

SDSU Engineer Nathan Edwards says the information is used by SDSU Extension Climate staff, SDSU researchers, the state and the National Weather Service. It can also be accessed online by the public.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Scarlett says the station will assist with monitoring flood potential in the spring and closely watch temperature and winds during freezing rain and blowing snow events in the winter.

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