About This Station

The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro2 Wireless Weather Station with a WeatherLink Serial Datalogger and a IOGEAR GUC232A Serial to USB Converter. The data is collected every 2.5 seconds and the site is updated every 5 seconds. The Weather software resides on an Acer Revo 3610 Nettop computer . This computer is only 7"H x 7"D x 1.2"W. In spite of it's small size it has an Intel Atom N330 processor, 2GB of RAM, 160GB Hard Drive and NVIDIA ION chipset and Graphics. It's also powerful enough to run the installed Windows 7 64-bit Operating System yet uses less than $9.00 a year while running 24x7. This is a true "Green" Weather Server. This site and its data is collected using Weather Display Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible. The station was installed on May 1, 2007. On September 11, 2014 I installed a new Davis Vantage Pro2 station and console after 7+ years of excellent weather reporting from the first station.

About This City

Joliet was first settled as a town in 1834 and originally bore the name Juliet. Some historians believe the town was named Juliet in honor of settler James B. Campbell's daughter. Other possible sources of the name include the Shakespearean character (the nearby village of Romeoville was named as a companion; see Romeo and Juliet) or a corruption of the name of French Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet, who visited the area in 1673. The name was eventually changed to Joliet in his memory in 1845, and the city was incorporated in 1852. City of Joliet Webpage here City of Joliet

Like many Midwestern cities dependent on manufacturing industries, Joliet has experienced past economic troubles, with the unemployment rate reaching as high as 25% in the early 1980s. Joliet's proximity to the Chicago metropolitan area has provided some relief; the city is increasingly evolving from its status as a steel-town to an exurb. Still, most new migrants to the area are moving to Joliet to live, choosing to work in bordering Cook and DuPage counties, and the downtown area, once downtrodden, is undergoing a total revitalization. The main attractions in Joliet's City Center are the Harrah's Casino and Hotel, Joliet Slammers baseball (Silver Cross Field), and the Rialto Square Theatre, the 'Jewel of Joliet', which has been called one of the world's 10 most beautiful theatres. The 1999 film "Stir of Echoes" starring Kevin Bacon had scenes shot on location in Joliet at both the Rialto Theatre (the hypnotism scenes in which Bacon saw the word "Dig" on the movie screen) and at the corner of Western Avenue and Center Street (sequences showing the front of Kevin Bacon's house). Even though the movie was set in Chicago, the location in Joliet had the right "south-side" appearance and was an easier location to shoot than the large urban setting of Chicago. The series "Boss" also has scenes from Joliet, including the Mayors home. The Old Joliet Prison, now closed was used in the first season of the Fox TV Show "Prison Break" The Joliet Prison and Stateville, just outside Joliet have been used in several Movies.

Joliet has grown rapidly over the last 20 years, with a growth rate of 38.2% between the 1990 and 2000 census. The population of Joliet was 106,000 in the year 2000, the 2006 population was 148,000. Joliet is the 4th largest city in Illinois.

About This Website

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