The weather station at the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center provides real time weather data, as well as archived weather data from both the Madras and Powell Butte locations. This weather data is managed by AgriMet, an agricultural weather station network operated by the Bureau of Reclamation.
AgriMet network consists of over 70 agricultural weather stations located throughout the Pacific Northwest. Real-time AgriMet data is transmitted from individual stations once an hour. The AgriMet site can be used for searching the weather data and determining crop water use per season.
The OCS site has a tremendous amount of data that can be difficult to sort through. Historical temperature and precipitation can be found under ‘Climate Data’; this will indicate how much it rained on a certain day or what the temerature was. The OCS site also has observations from seven weather stations around the state found under ‘Observations’.