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Meteorology Education at Western

Western Illinois University Department of Geography

The department's meteorology program is one of two meteorology programs in Illinois that meet the National Weather Service requirements for employment as a meteorologist and it is the only meteorology program in the state with its own weather radar system (one of the few in the United States having this state-of-the-art technology). The department also is home to the McDonough County GIS Center, a partnership between WIU, the City of Macomb and McDonough County. The Center is responsible for compilation, execution, and management of GIS projects for the city of Macomb and McDonough County.

Western Illinois University Severe Weather Club