The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) installed the last nine of 114 weather stations in late April as part of its high-tech climate monitoring network. The stations track national average changes in temperature and precipitation trends. NOAA thinks this will help in understanding climate change, by adding more sound, reliable data about what's really happening in the atmosphere and on the ground. The modernization of the aging equipment will enhance the
extent of America's premiere data source for tracking regional
climate variations and trends.