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About

The Purdue Mesonet, managed by the Indiana State Climate Office, is a statewide network of weather observation stations that monitor Indiana weather and deliver climate data, tools, data visualizations, and resources to enhance Indiana's prosperity and decision-support needs.

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Purdue Mesonet Mission

  • Monitor and assess Indiana weather and climate conditions and impacts to increase community safety, prosperity, and preparedness for extreme conditions
  • Provide free, research-grade weather and climate data, derived information, data summaries, and decision-support tools
  • Improve spatial coverage of a wide range of weather data in Indiana to enhance science, planning, and safety
  • Increase the visibility and understanding of the value of weather and climate data and monitoring through community outreach


Locations and Measurements

The Indiana State Climate Office maintains weather stations across the state (right) where real-time measurements are reported in 30-minute, hourly, and daily temporal intervals.

Measured variables include:

  • Air temperature 0.5, 1.5, 2, and 3 meters (1.6, 4.9, 6.6, and 9.8 feet)
  • Soil temperature and moisture depths of 5, 10, 20, and 40 centimeters (2, 4, 8, and 20 inches)
  • Solar radiation
  • Relative humidity
  • Precipitation
  • Wind speed and direction 3 meters (9.8 feet)

See Labeled Mesonet Station Photo.


Purdue Mesonet Data Hub

Compare real-time Indiana weather conditions through the Purdue Mesonet Data Hub. Access free 30-minute, hourly, and daily station graphs and tabular data from each station. View the measured variables in addition to calculated Modified Growing Degree Days (MGDDs) and monitor localized low-level temperature inversions, which have agricultural implications across the state.

See Mesonet Data Hub Time Series graphs.

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