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Welcome to My Website

The main purpose of this website is to provide a functional Weather Service while providing information to people who are setting up, or plan to setup, a Personal Weather Station, Weather Cameras or Security Cameras. By viewing a working Weather Service I hope to also give you some idea of what your "toy" can do. This site also provides a FREE Weather Service to the people of Lake County IL, and to those who plan a visit to Lake County in the next few days.

Introducing - The Unofficial Weather's Weather Forum We now have a forum to discuss all things weather. Come in and look around. If you like what you see, sign up to be a member of our forum and begin posting! Hopefully I got it configured correctly. :-) If you have an idea for a new forum, let me know. If you are interested in becoming a forum moderator, let me know. Currently, there are no members or posts as I JUST INSTALLED THE SOFTWARE. So don't be shy, sign in and start posting. This could be fun or it could bomb...I leave it up to you.

Did you catch us on The Weather Channel?

On December 4th, 2015 around 6:20PM, we were LIVE on The Weather Channel. If you missed it, you can watch it on YouTube here!

If you setting up or plan on setting up a system of your own, you will find a treasure trove of information on hardware, software and services that can assist you in your efforts. You get my candid opinion of products and services, as well as information I consider essential to get things going. My opinions are not based on monetary gain, as I have NO AFFILIATION with anyone but my wife. This site is 100% non-profit. Any mention of products, software, places of business or services are mentioned for the purpose of providing you information. I do not push ads at you but some pages I link to might, this has nothing to do with me! I do not make any money from this site. Be sure to browse, you may be surprised at what you find.

To those of you visiting to see what the weather is, this site provides services similar to other weather sites. What makes Unofficial Weather unique is that we provide these services by using sensors located right here in Lake County. We do not show you the temperature from an airport 50 miles away, you get the temperature right here in Lake County IL. That wind gust that just knocked over your picnic table might have been a breeze when it hit O'Hare or Mitchell airport. See the LIVE reading, right here in Lake County, as it happens!

This website was written in HTML5 and requires a browser that supports the advanced code. If your browser is the latest release, you should not have a problem viewing this site. Oh, Internet Explorer 11 does not work with this site (Thanks Microsoft!). If you are on an obsolete operating system, such as Windows XP you will need to view this site in a third party browser such as FireFox or Google Chrome. The native browser for Windows XP is Internet Explorer. XP has an old version of Internet Explorer that will probably display this site in some extremely bizarre manner. Since Microsoft no longer supports XP, this is not likely to change. So... use Firefox or Chrome if you are on XP and all should be fine.