West Texas Mesonet
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The West Texas Mesonet app let's you view the current and past 24 hour weather data collected by the Texas Tech University, West Texas Mesonet array of weather stations (http://www.mesonet.ttu.edu/). The app allows users to:
- Quickly find and add your favorite stations to your list by typing in the station or nearby city name
- View current meteorological conditions of your saved stations in list view
- Tapping on a station displays detailed meteorological data and also gives access to the Mesonet plots and the NWS forecast page for that location (swipe left/right to change these pages)
- Dual pane view for Nexus 7 and larger tablets when the device is in landscape orientation
Note that this app does not include a background timer to check periodically for new data. Station source data is updated and made available every 5-8 minutes. When the user navigates from a detail data view back to the list view, or changes the device orientation, the app will only download the latest set of data if 8 minutes or more has passed since the last data download. The user can always force a data download by pressing the refresh button.
The TTU West Texas Mesonet team graciously makes the meteorological data available, but IS NOT responsible for this app. Any feedback, problems, bug, or feature request must be made via the Feedback button in the app menu or using the contact email on this page. Thank you.
Special thanks to the Mesonet team at Texas Tech University and NWS Lubbock for making this project happen.