WeatherCenter Brief

Daily Weather Brief Emails Give Patrons Personal Weather Forecast

A Service from the Department of Geology/Geography and EIU WeatherCenter

EIU WeatherCenter is reaching out to its patrons by providing forecasts via email. Each day of the work week subscribers can receive a daily weather brief from EIU WeatherCenter before 9AM Central. The service provides a look at what the weather will bring today and tomorrow with an extended outlook for the weekend. In addition, data from the EIU-NWS Cooperative Weather Observation Station is provided for those who are interested in logging there own climate records. As a bonus, the brief highlights features and projects of the Department of Geology/Geography and EIU WeatherCenter. From time to time, Mr. Craig provides his unique "Flip-Flop" forecast that informs readers if the weather is suitable for wearing flip-flops.

The forecast is determined from meteorological models, observations on the EIU Campus, and collaborative forecast results from students and Geology/Geography instructor, Cameron Craig. The brief is sent to subscribers Monday through Friday with a Weekend Outlook in Friday's brief.

If you are interested in receiving the weather brief, simply contact Cameron Craig via email at

Today's Weather Brief

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Saturday, 28 February, 2015
SkyWatch Meteorologist Cameron Craig

Winter Weather Advisory now until Sunday, 6PM

Greetings Everyone!

Snow is currently falling across the region and will continue to fall through tomorrow afternoon. Total snowfall throughout the viewing area will be 5-7 inches by Sunday afternoon. A slight warm up will occur Sunday with highs near 32F. However, any melting of precipitation will refreeze Sunday night through Monday impacting travel. Another storm system will move in Monday night through Tuesday with freezing rain due to daytime highs reaching the lower 40s. Freezing rain will change over to all snow Wednesday.

We will continue to keep you informed of these winter storms as models update.

If you must travel on Sunday, please allow extra time. Otherwise, do not travel as roadways will be hazardous.

Enjoy your Weekend! Stay Warm!

3-Day Outlook


Partly Sunny

Wintry Mix


Cameron Craig has devised a classification system that gives students a forecast of when it is appropriate to wear flip flops. This was created after he witnessed a few students walking across EIUs campus wearing flip flips when temperatures fell into the mid 20s. Every once and a while Mr. Craig will ask, “Who is wearing flip flops?” The red flip flop image indicates that conditions are not suitable for wearing flip flops. Yellow indicates use caution. Finally, the green image states what its means…”wear your flip flops with pride!”

Great weather for wearing Flip Flops


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