Welcome to the Weather Observatory. Located in southern Illinois and a neighbor to western Kentucky, this hill in Massac County is the perfect spot to monitor the atmosphere. The property was first purchased by my family in 1888 and it is where I grew up. I first fell in love with the elements after witnessing dozens of extreme weather events from on top on this hill; severe thunderstorms, to tornadoes, ice, and snow storms. Now I am bringing the hill to you!
Read the weather blog, get updated forecasts, check our interactive radar, view over a dozen tower cams, listen to local emergency management on our streaming audio page, and join the emergency management email list that keeps you continuously updated on incoming extreme weather events.