Our department houses the Ball State Weather Station, which consists of an on-site meteorological station and archives of local weather records from 1932 to present day.

The primary operations of the station include the collection of data through real-time weather observations, the compiling and summary of weather data, and the communication of severe weather information to broadcast media and the general public. The weather station also allows students to develop short and long-term weather forecasts.

Cardinal Weather Service

Our meteorology and climatology students have the opportunity to work with forecasting agency Cardinal Weather Service (CWS). You’ll get to generate real-time weather information for real-world clients and receive college credit.

This novel course (METC 426 Client-based Forecasting) lets you go beyond merely practicing forecasting—here you’ll analyze models, interpret data, and generate weather predictions as a team for people who need this information.

The CWS has its own forecasting center, which serves as the hub for the student forecasters.

Although mentored by faculty, the CWS is driven by students.

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