National Weather Service

Tuesday Night at McDonough County 4-H Center
2:12 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

NWS Storm Spotter Certification Class

Credit Justin Hobson / Wikimedia Commons

Even with today’s technology, the National Weather Service still depends on certified storm spotters across the nation to serve as eyes on the ground.

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real-time soil moisture readings online.
9:51 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Sensor Network to Provide IA Drought Data

Credit ISU Extension

During last summer’s drought it was difficult for farmers to get accurate data on how dry the soil was. An Iowa State University project that’s been in the works for several years, will change that.

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Emphasis - July 6
10:52 am
Fri July 6, 2012

The Heat Wave and Drought

Tom Williams

Rich Eggers' guest is Dr Tom Williams, Associate Professor of Geography at Western Illinois University. They talk about the recent heat wave and the year-long drought in the region.

"Farmers are rightfully quite concerned about the growing drought threat and the fact that the forecast for the next week doesn't hold a lot of hope for any significant rainfall," Williams said.

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News Blog
10:32 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Area Cooling Centers for the Public

Due to the extreme heat we are experiencing around the area, a number of public cooling stations have been set-up. If you, or anyone you know, is in need of relief from the heat please check the list below to find the closest location in your area.

In Macomb, IL

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Training Coming Up
2:26 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Storm Spotters Are Needed

Storm spotters provide a crucial link in tracking severe storms. A team of meteorologists from the National Weather Service will provide free training in Macomb.

County Board member Tony Coniglio chairs the Emergency Service Disaster Agency committee for the board. Although radar and computers track severe storms to a degree, he said there is still a need to have human eyes follow storms.  He coordinates the spotters during severe weather.

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