Description from http://agebb.missouri.edu/weather/stations/in1s.htm :
Weather Observations to Support Commercial Agriculture in Missouri
The success of modern farming practices depends on weather events occurring prior to and during the time of the farm operation. To document the environmental conditions, information concerning the weather events are needed. The Commercial Agriculture Program of University Extension has established weather stations at several locations in the state. The data from these stations are reported as menu items on AgEBB (Agricultural Electronic Bulletin Board). The locations are listed by county.
The weather information reported are the hourly and daily conditions at each location. The primary conditions observed are:
- Air temperature,
- Relative humidity,
- Wind direction and speed,
- Soil temperature at the two inch depth,
- Solar radiation,
The summaries of these weather elements are presented on AgEBB as Menu Items:
- Daily Weather Report,
- Hourly Weather Data,
- Calculated Weather Indices,
- Accumulated Weather Summaries, year to date.
Additional descriptions of the data and summaries are presented when each Menu Item is called.
Questions concerning weather station information presented should be directed to Pat Guinan, State Climatologist, MU (573) 882-5908.
*** Accumulated precipitation data does not begin until September 13, 1994 for all locations.