Catching the WeatherBug

A WGN weather station and camera were installed atop Herscher High School last week allowing for the WeatherBug capture of this rainbow on Thursday morning.

Photo courtesy of WeatherBug

A WGN News weather station and camera were installed atop Herscher High School last Wednesday.  

According to Herscher native and WGN Metorologist, Mike Janssen, “Brett Miller, Herscher Intermediate School’s principal, expressed interest in getting a weather station a couple of years ago. We’re expanding our WeatherBug network and it gave me an opportunity to help out my former school.”

The station and camera will help the team of meteorologists at WGN track the weather in Kankakee County day and night.

In addition, Herscher students will be able to use the weather station for a variety of educational purposes.

Janssen continues, “Students can keep track of daily weather. The station keeps up to the second conditions like temp, wind, rain. This data can be logged and used for science and math applications. If a cold front moves through, they can see when the winds changed and temps started to drop. It doesn’t just measure rain, it can show you exactly when the first 0.01” was measured and the rain rate per hour.”

If you would like to access the weather view from atop Herscher High School anytime, just download the WeatherBug App on your phone or tablet.