Russell County mesonet site now up and running

A Kentucky mesonet site through Western Kentucky University is now operable in Russell County.

The mesonet site is located in the Ono community and can be visited online at

The Kentucky Mesonet, a division of the Kentucky Climate Center, is a statewide monitoring weather and climate monitoring infrastructure with an operations center housed at Western Kentucky University’s Center for Research and Development.

The mesonet is based upon a network of automated stations that monitor near-surface environmental conditions in the domain from 10 meters above the surface to one meter below the surface.

The county previously agreed to assist with maintenance of the site, which will cost about $5,000 per year.