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

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Illinois Climate Network: Station Metadata: Kilbourne


The Kilbourne weather station is located in Mason County approximately 5.5 km (3.4 mi) west of Kilbourne on County Road 600N and 0.8 km (0.5 mi) north on County Road 1400E. The tower is 70 m east-northeast of the main building on the former University of Illinois River Valley Sand Farm Experiment Center. The station is in a rural setting on a rolling sandy landscape surrounded by trees. An east-west row of pine trees 4 m tall is located 125 m to the north of the tower. Mature deciduous trees greater than 10 m tall begin at 225 m northeast of the station. East of the tower, the mature deciduous trees are at a distance of 1,500 m. An east-west row of pine trees 2 m tall begins approximately 40 m southeast of the tower. South of the tower, the trees are only 20 m away. To the southwest, a 6-m-tall pine is located 25 m from the tower, and the main building on the site is 70 m from the tower. To the southeast and south, mature deciduous trees are located from 350 to 400 m from the tower. Several mature deciduous trees are also located 67 m west of the tower. Two other groups of mature trees are located 180 m west and 320 m northwest of the tower. Monitoring at the Kilbourne station ended on November 29, 2016.

Latitude: 40.15833333 Longitude: -90.08722222 Altitude: 152 m

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