We collect observations at sites around the city, leveraging the Waggle Edge Computing platform. These observations give us insight into urban heat islands, extreme rainfall events, and local-scale air quality events. Each site collects observations such as:

  • Temperature
  • Moisture
  • Rain rate and accumulation
  • Air quality

If you are interested in learning how to access real-time-data from CROCUS, we encourage you to look into our instrument cookbooks, which detail the instruments, how to work data from the instruments, and free open-source software examples to create your own visualizations!

Here are some visualizations of our most recent data:

NOAA Weather

Chicago, Chicago-O’Hare International Airport, IL

Last Updated on May 19 2023, 2:51 pm CDT

Current Conditions: Smoke


Temp: 74.0°F

Wind: Variable at 6.9mph

Humidity: 41%

Dewpoint: 48.9°F

Your 5-Day Forecast at a Glance