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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The software originally used for this web site - WeatherLink - has been replaced by Virtual Weather Station as of December 29, 2006.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
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.
NIU Weather weekday forecastAdditional 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!,