Weather Conditions at Heron Creek
in Sycamore, IL 60178


Here are the current weather conditions at Heron Creek, updated every few seconds:

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Weather Underground for Sycamore, IL

is one of the best summaries of current conditions and forecast. Observations will be shown for DeKalb unless you select a Personal Weather Station (PWS). The available PWSs are listed at the bottom of the page, and by clicking on 'Set as Default Current Conditions' you can choose to have a different station provide current conditions, often every few seconds. This station is listed as Heron Creek and is known as KILSYCAM3.


Current weather conditions and forecast

has information directly from the weather station at Heron Creek, updated every five minutes. Additional pages have graphs and gauges, detailed weather information, and NOAA archival reports.


Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP)

is an archive of weather data uploaded from this station (which is identified as CW6467).


NIU Cooperative Weather Station

is a page which displays current temperatures at local weather stations, as well as providing links to additional weather data for each station. This page is maintained by NIU's Department of Geography.


About this information

The Heron Creek weather data are generated by a Davis Instruments Vantage Pro2 weather station located in Heron Creek on the north side of Sycamore, IL. (For photos, see here and here.)

The software originally used for this web site - WeatherLink - has been replaced by Virtual Weather Station as of December 29, 2006. The new software is capable of displaying much more information and is more flexible than WeatherLink, and this should permit many improvements to this web site.

This page can be found at http://weather.kcats.org


Additional local weather information

The most important local source of weather information is the Northern Illinois University Weather site operated by NIU's meteorologist, Gilbert Sebenste. I've taken the liberty of copying below some links from the NIU weather page, but see that page for the authoritative source.

Weather maps

Radar imagery

NIU Weather weekday forecast

Additional radar imagery (this site is restricted to NIU only, but if you have an NIU computer ID, you can access this from anywhere using a VPN client)

If you'd like to receive local weather information via email, you may wish to subscribe to one or more email lists operated by NIU Weather.


Some other weather sources are NOAA (NWS), AccuWeather, Weather Underground, The Weather Channel, and Yahoo!,


This page was last modified on Monday, June 09, 2008, at 09:19:58 PM CDT