As the name implies, these automated weather stations are located at schools throughout the state. Currently, KCCI-TV (Des Moines, IA), KELO-TV (Sioux Falls, SD), and KIMT-TV (Mason City, IA) have graciously provided the IEM with the ability to process data from their observing networks.

KCCI Locations, KELO Locations, and KIMT Locations

Many of the school net stations are not located in good meteorological locations. While the stations may be accurate, their data may not be representative of the area in general. Often, they are placed on top of buildings and may have obstructions which could skew wind and temperature readings. The stations are placed at schools for educational purposes and to get students interested in the weather.