Meteorological Monitoring Station Data
The Moab and Crescent Junction sites maintain meteorological monitoring stations. Both sites measure wind speed and direction, temperature, and precipitation. At the Moab site, wind and temperature data is collected from the support area station, and precipitation is collected from the admin station. At the Crescent Junction site, the wind, temperature, and precipitation data is collected from the same station on site. The Moab locations are indicated by the "*" symbol in the linked figure. and the Crescent Junction locations (on and off site) are indicated by the "*" symbol in the linked figure.
The average quarterly temperature graphs for Moab and Crescent Junction sites compare the current year to the previous year and the average. The averages are calculated from 2012 to 2020.
The average quarterly precipitation graphs for Moab and Crescent Junction sites compare the current year to the previous year and the average. The average is calculated from 2010 to 2020 at both sites. Precipitation includes rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow, or hail.
A wind rose is a flower-like diagram that depicts a summary of data on the wind speed and direction at a specified location and period of time. The diagram shows the frequency and strength of the wind blowing from various directions. In the wind rose below, a line segment is shown in 16 compass directions from the center. The length of a particular segment is proportional to the frequency in which winds blow from that direction; the higher the frequency, the longer the segment. The percentages shown correspond to the frequency of occurrence. Parts of a given segment vary in thickness (and color), indicating frequencies of occurrence of various ranges of wind speed (e.g., 5 to 10 miles per hour).
The Project compiles meteorological data each quarter and will post information on this page.