(NEWTON/OLNEY) Ag producers looking for up-to-the-minute weather information during this planting season and throughout the year have a new tool at their disposal. The Illinois State Water Survey’s Illinois Climate Network (ICN) has just begun monitoring air temperature inversions at five stations, in DeKalb, Monmouth, Bondville, Brownstown, and Carbondale. Air temperatures are monitored at 1.5 and 10 feet and displayed on a map on the Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring (WARM) Program website, displayed online at www.isws.illinois.edu/warm/ and updated every five minutes. The USDA Midwest Climate Hub provided funding to ICN for five of its nineteen stations as part of a larger project, monitoring real-time temperature inversions in several Midwestern states. Private contributions would help WARM expand its monitoring efforts to the other 14 stations. For more, go to www.isws.illinois.edu/warm/sponsorship.asp.