The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon Atmospheric Sciences department is developing and maintaining a growing mesonet of weather observation sites throughout the state of Vermont. The stations are given an ID beginning with LSC and appended with a number, e.g. LSC01, LSC02, etc. As new stations are installed, they receive a consecutive number in the naming scheme. These stations are strategically placed to fill spatial gaps among existing weather station locations. Most mesonet sites use a Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus wireless weather station. These stations report typical meteorological variables: air temperature, dew point, relative humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction. The "Plus" indicating that these stations have an additional incoming solar (shortwave) radiation sensor and an ultraviolet sensor. This information is transmitted to the Citizens Weather Observing Program (i.e. CWOP) and subsequently into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS) and the MesoWest data aggregation and distribution system. In MesoWest, the Lyndon mesonet sites are incorporated as part of the broader Vermont Weather Analytics Center (i.e. VTWAC) mesonet. All of VTWAC's sites are listed in the table and plotted on the map below. MADIS and VTWAC data are used in weather models in order to create more accurate weather forecasts and model verification for many applications, from renewable solar and wind power generation to road weather.
One limitation of the data transmission method used for most Lyndon mesonet sites is that they report the data to CWOP, MesoWest and MADIS at 15 minute intervals, using WeatherLinkIP™ data loggers. The data displayed on these Meteotemplate pages are available every 5 minutes: