Illinois Climate Network: Station Metadata: Springfield, Illinois State Water Survey

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Illinois Climate Network: Station Metadata: Springfield


The Springfield weather station is located southeast of Springfield on the Lincoln Land Community College campus. The tower is situated 106 m west of the main campus maintenance building in a large grassy area. In addition to the maintenance building east of the tower, a row of mature deciduous trees is located 230 m from the tower. Mostly mature deciduous trees surround the tower at various distances. To the southeast, they are 375 m from the tower; to the south, they are 98 m; to the southwest, 115 m; and to the west, 95 m. Two rows of trees are located northwest of the station: a row of pine trees is at a distance of 78 m, and a row of mature hardwood trees is at a distance of 290 m. The row of pines begins northwest of the station and continues eastward to a point 89 m north of the tower. Buildings are located 150 m north and northwest, and 250 m southwest of the instrument tower. From the southwest to the northwest is a large asphalt parking lot. Rows of deciduous trees are located throughout the parking lot area, which extends for a distance of 500 m. The land surrounding the tower is flat for a distance of 1,500 m.

Latitude: 39.71972222 Longitude: -89.60888889 Altitude: 177 m

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