Historic Campus Station

The historic Logan USU COOP weather station, located north of the Nutrition and Food Science building, was built in 1893. 

  • On 1/1/2013, the Logan USU COOP weather station will reach its 120th anniversary in operation.
  • On January 1st, 1893, the Logan USU COOP weather station was the 20th weather station established in the state of Utah (then known as the Utah Territory since Utah received its statehood in 1896) by the U.S. Weather Bureau under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (now known as the National Weather Service under the U.S. Department of Commerce).
  • The Logan USU COOP weather station is the 11th oldest, presently running COOP weather station in Utah.
  • The Logan USU COOP weather station has a 98% complete maximum/minimum temperature record, rating #3 in the most complete max/min temperature data amongst Utah weather stations established pre-1900.

An excerpt from USU President Stan Albrecht's 2005 Founder's Day speech tells more:

"...Old Main stands high on the east benches of Cache Valley, and in 1893 was the highest structure in northern Utah - perfect for sending and receiving signals from the roof. Beginning in 1893, the College started receiving telegraphic weather forecasts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in San Francisco. Signal flags with each day's weather forecast were raised from the College flagpole, and were visible to farmers across the whole Valley. The weather reports were pretty good, too - the weather reports for 1893 were verified as 83.7% accurate."