COLUMBIA — Most government records are open to the public at no charge. These records give citizens the opportunity to find out what's going on, how their elected officials are spending tax dollars, how the various departments within a governmental entity work and other valuable information needed to make strong decisions for the future. Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to http://columbiamissourian.com/records.
The records: The records include weather data collected at Sanborn Field at MU, Bradford Research and Extension Center, Capen Park, South Farm, and Jefferson Farm and Gardens. Data offered includes real-time weather conditions, hourly weather, year-to-date information and a historical archive for each location.
Why you'd want them: You can get real-time, accurate weather information about Columbia all in one location. The webpage for Sanborn Field gives current conditions such as temperature, humidity and precipitation.
Where you go: http://aes.missouri.edu/sanborn/weather/sanreal.stm
How much it will cost: This information is free.