Weather readings began at Mohonk in the mid-1880s and are now continued by Preserve research staff. Researchers need access to reliable data covering the longest period possible to identify the extent of global climate change. The Preserve’s weather data is dependable because the station has been in the same, comparatively stable location for over a century and the same protocol has been followed by the people involved in collecting the data.
Photo: Rain gauge at the Mohonk Mountain House boat wharf, circa 1909-1920. Photo from the Mohonk Preserve Daniel Smiley Research Center archives.