Radar on your weather app look odd? Wind turbines can create interference, meteorologists say #IL

By National Wind Watch LINCOLN – Check the weather app on your smartphone in the middle of a clear day, and you might be surprised to see weather conditions forming in the northwest part of Macon County. That’s not a sign of inclement weather. Rather, meteorologists say, it is a side effect of new wind farms cropping up across Central Illinois. The massive size of the turbines, sometimes taller than 400 feet, and the wind they generate can create interference on nearby Doppler radar, said . . .

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