Mesonet Weather

Mesonet Weather discusses agriculturally focused weather reports from the Oklahoma Mesonet. Mesonet Weather is presented by Wes Lee and Gary McManus.

Mesonet Weather discusses agriculturally focused weather reports from the Oklahoma Mesonet. Mesonet Weather is presented by Wes Lee and Gary McManus.

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(Please visit SUNUP TV's YouTube channel for shows predating August 4, 2012.)

Aug 04, 2018 Mesonet Weather 8/4/18
Wes Lee shows us how cool and wet the state has been. Gary McManus says while rain has been nice for most of the state, there are places still in need of more.
Jul 28, 2018 Mesonet Weather - Goodbye Al! 7/28/18
Al Sutherland offers his final report before retiring next month. We want to thank Al for all of his help in creating and growing the Mesonet weather report over the past nine years. Gary McManus says drought is shifting across the state even though parts of the state saw near normal rainfall over the past month.
Jul 21, 2018 Mesonet Weather 7/21/18
Wes Lee explains to estimate how much water is evaporating from your pond. Gary McManus says the drought is not necessarily strengthening, but it is moving from one side of the state to the other.
Jul 14, 2018 Mesonet Weather 7/14/18
Wes Lee explains why the recent soil temperatures will make it hard for some seeds to germinate. Gary McManus says while extreme drought is on the run in western Oklahoma, severe drought is growing in the eastern part of the state.
Jun 30, 2018 Mesonet Weather 6/30/18
Wes Lee analyzes the recent jump in humidity levels and the heat index, and how that translates to the Cattle Comfort Index. Gary McManus looks at June rainfall totals and the improving drought monitor.
Jun 23, 2018 Mesonet Weather 6/23/18
Al Sutherland introduces us to the newest Mesonet station in the state. Gary McManus says El Nino could influence weather patterns this winter.
Jun 16, 2018 Mesonet Weather 6/16/18
We welcome Wes Lee as incoming agricultural coordinator at the Oklahoma Mesonet. He and Al Sutherland will be rotating appearances on SUNUP until Al retires in August. Gary McManus says exceptional drought is shrinking across western Oklahoma, but the potential for drought is growing in the east.
Jun 09, 2018 Mesonet Weather 6/9/18
Al Sutherland shows us how recent temperatures and rainfall compare to normal and how they help the drought monitor.
Jun 02, 2018 Mesonet Weather 6/2/18
Al Sutherland explains how heat and humidity are impacting crops in eastern Oklahoma. Gary McManus says the recent rain could lessen the drought, but higher temperatures could intensify it.
May 26, 2018 Mesonet Weather 5/26/18
Al Sutherland shows us where the rain has actually improved the drought in parts of northwestern Oklahoma.
May 19, 2018 Mesonet Weather 5/19/18
Al Sutherland shows how spotty the recent rains were. Gary McManus says the moisture will have a larger impact on next week’s drought monitor.
May 12, 2018 Mesonet Weather 5/12/18
Al Sutherland explains how deep plants will have to go to find moisture. Gary McManus says the days of 90-plus degree temperatures are adding up and they could impact the direction drought will move across the state.
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