10. Newark had the first airport weather station

The exterior of Newark Airport Terminal C
Since Newark created its weather station, many airports have created their own.

Considering that Newark Airport is the nation’s oldest airfield, it is not hard to believe that the airport holds the record for many other firsts. Some of these firsts include paved runways, nighttime runway lighting, and radio beacons. However, one of the most significant firsts is an airport weather station.

Without an airport weather station, accurate meteorological information is less accessible. As a result, the addition of Newark’s weather station allowed for safer air travel. The U.S. National Weather Bureau maintained this station over the years.

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