K-State Research & Extension weather stations are at the root of the Kansas Mesonet. Most of the sites are located on private lands with permission of the cooperating land owners.
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network is a unique, nonprofit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow).
The NOAA Climate Prediction Center is responsible for issuing seasonal climate-outlook maps for one to 13 months in the future. In addition, the CPC issues extended-range outlook maps and several special outlooks, such as degree day, drought and soil moisture, and a forecast for the daily ultraviolet radiation index.•
NWS is a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is an operating unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The service’s mission is to provide weather, water and climate data; forecasts; and warnings to protect life and property and to enhance the national economy. It has a mobile website for handheld devices.
DTN is a leading source for agriculture-weather forecasts.•