Cleburne Regional Airport has added a non-federal AWOS III-P-T Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) to the airport. The AWOS provides pilots with a complete weather observation, including barometer, wind speed and direction, temperature, dew point, precipitation, cloud height, visibility, and lightning sensor. This information is updated every minute and can be accessed via the telephone, a VHF frequency, or visually on the display at the terminal building.
Funding was provided by TxDOT and the City Of Cleburne. Additionally, the airport has the ZLink service which takes the airport’s weather observations three times an hour, 24 hours a day, and brings them to the National Airspace Data Interchange Network (NADIN). The FAA created this database to disseminate weather observations to all weather outlets. The Zlink service distributes Cleburne’s weather observations to weather outlets, including the National Weather Service, The Weather Channel, Flight Services Station, Air Traffic Control, FAA, and other commercial vendors every 20 minutes.
The City of Cleburne recognizes that accurate and up-to-date weather information is essential to the safe and economic operation of any airport. Few things change faster than the weather.