UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am
BRYAN -- Thanks to some state funding and a partnering grant, the Bryan Coulter Airfield will soon get an upgrade that will not only help pilots but help Brazos County.
The city is going to purchase an automated weather observing system, or AWOS, which will provide the city of Bryan and Brazos County with an early warning system for severe weather.
AWOS will observe temperature, measure dew point and visibility.
Cortney Harris, Coulter Airfield's manager, says the AWOS system will only help improve safety.
"Well the pilots will be able to get current weather information which is really key to safe operations in the air. It'll be broadcasted on a frequency or there will be a number they can call and get the weather information."
The automated weather observing system costs approximately $150,000.
The system will be installed within the next 60 days, making Coulter Airfield an official weather reporting station.