Synop Information for 78629 in Quetzaltenango, QZ, Guatemala

The following information is known about 78629. If you think that any information is incorrect, then please follow the instructions for correcting that data item.

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Registered Location

Latitude: 14° 49' 0" N (deg min sec), 14.8167° (decimal), 1449.00N (LORAN)
Longitude: 91° 30' 0" W (deg min sec), -91.5000° (decimal), 09130.00W (LORAN)
Elevation: 0 metres (0 feet)
Location: Quetzaltenango, QZ, Guatemala

The elevation does not correspond with the estimated elevation (2330 metres (7644 feet) -- source SRTM 3 arc-second: Central and South America: Western Africa: Pacific Islands) at that point. Either the location or the elevation (or both) are almost certain to be incorrect. Please use the 'send the updated information' link below to update the location or elevation.

The site coordinates appear to be of low precision, and the station may be anywhere within the marked area. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the '78629' marker) will display the latitude/longitude of that point.

If the displayed location (or elevation) of the weather observing location is incorrect, please drag the marker to the right location (or click in the right location), and then send the updated information. Please note that we are trying to spot either the Stevenson Screen (or equivalent) or the location where the barometric readings are taken.

The best way to get elevation is to consult a topographic map. Make sure that you know whether the contours are marked in feet or metres. Note that handheld GPS receivers do not provide readings of elevation accurate to better than 10-20 metres (technical discussion). If you do not have access to a topographic map, then a GPS receiver is acceptable, but make sure that it is operating in 3D mode and let it average the position for at least five minutes.

For more information on reading maps, please see the Topo Map Reading Guide -- in particular it discusses how to read contours.

The location information for this site was gathered from 3 data sources. The source which most closely matches the consensus is chosen. Many of these sources only report the location to the nearest minute (or hundredth of degree). This can lead to the marker being placed noticeably incorrectly. Please see Discussion of Location Errors for more information. Show location history.

There are no photographs of the station. If you have pictures of this location, then please email them to

You can try to find photographs from the area surrounding the site marker by clicking on Find nearby photographs.

Data Status

Over the last 28 days, no data was seen on the following dates: 2017-11-20, 2017-11-22, 2017-11-24, 2017-11-26, 2017-11-28, 2017-12-03 to 2017-12-04, 2017-12-06 to 2017-12-07, 2017-12-10 to 2017-12-11, 2017-12-14 to 2017-12-15.

Recent observations from this weather station can be downloaded as a CSV file suitable for importing into various spreadsheet programs: last 7 days, last 14 days, last 28 days, last 56 days. This data can also be linked directly from Excel using a Web Query. The main link goes to the page with the data on it, and the IQY link is the Web Query that will access it: last 7 days (IQY: last 7 days), last 14 days (IQY: last 14 days), last 28 days (IQY: last 28 days), last 56 days (IQY: last 56 days).

All the means and standard deviations shown below are from the last 28 days. Change analysis period to Last 3 days  Last 7 days  Last 14 days  Last 8 weeks  Last 13 weeks  Last 26 weeks  Last 39 weeks  Last 52 weeks  

The inconsistency noted above in your location information means that the analyzed readings for your location may be incorrect. For example, if your location is incorrect, then the analysis values will be for a location other than your station. This will give different analysis results, probably leading to errors being shown below. If the elevation is incorrect, then the comparison of temperature readings will be in error.

A recently received weather report from this station was

Neighboring Stations

This is a list of stations that are close to this station. You can look at those for comparison purposes. The average difference between your station and each station below is listed as well. This may allow you to detect local stations which are erroneous. You can also use these numbers to adjust your instruments -- especially if a number of ASOS stations have similar differences to your station. Also, try increasing the analysis period to more than the default 28 days. The difference is only given if both stations report reasonably often during each day. Some stations only report every 6 hours, and this makes the average of less interest. In this case, the average is not displayed. The values reported are the differences between this station and the neighboring station. I.e. if the difference is positive, then this station is reading higher than the neighboring station. Since this station has not been reporting continuously during the analysis period (it missed 13 days out of 28), the offsets below may not be accurate.

You can also subscribe to an RSS feed to tell you when new stations come online in this area. Choose either within 100 miles or 250 miles .

DW97426.5 milesNortheast Quetzaltenango, GT (lat 14.8983°, long -91.4527°, altitude 2335 metres)
TG5ALY11.5 milesNortheast Totonicapan, MX (lat 14.9142°, long -91.3612°, altitude 2500 metres)
EW8828156.3 milesEast Ruinas De Copan, HN (lat 14.8425°, long -89.1618°, altitude 640 metres)
EW3378170.2 milesSoutheast San Salvador, SV (lat 13.7022°, long -89.2368°, altitude 794 metres)
YS1JBL172.3 milesSoutheast San Salvador, SV (lat 13.7139°, long -89.1960°, altitude 672 metres)
DW1029247.3 milesNortheast Belmopan, BZ (lat 17.2460°, long -88.7700°, altitude 183 metres)
EW5398315.9 milesNortheast San Pedro Town, BZ (lat 17.8905°, long -87.9790°, altitude 0 metres)
EW7099324.2 milesWest Huatulco, MX (lat 15.7723°, long -96.2578°, altitude 142 metres)
EW5961439.9 milesNorth Merida, MX (lat 20.9325°, long -89.6630°, altitude 12 metres)
DW3338494.1 milesNortheast Cozumel, MX (lat 20.5007°, long -86.9562°, altitude 4 metres)

The sites marked above thus did not report continuously during the analysis period, so the offsets may (probably will) not be accurate.

Location Formats

The location is shown in three different formats. Each of these is used in some software, and is shown on some websites.

Degrees Minutes Seconds: VWS/VWSAPRS, WeatherLink 5.5, WeatherLink (5.2-5.4), WeatherView (Linux)

Decimal degrees: FreeWX, WeatherView32 (PC application)

LORAN: WeatherDisplay, WUHU, Henriksen WServer


CWOP Home: This describes the whole CWOP program and has a large amount of useful information.

CWOP Siting Guide (PDF): This is a guide to siting and operating a CWOP station. This is a must-read document.

Another CWOP Guide (PDF): This is another guide to siting and operating a CWOP station. This is a must-read document.

Urban Siting and Operations (PDF): This is a guide to siting and operating a CWOP station in an urban environment.

APRS WX Message format: This describes the actual format of the messages transmitted that carry WX information.

WXQC Mailing List: This is a mailing list where data quality issues are discussed. Assistance with software configuration can often be found here.

Topo Map Reading Guide: How to read USGS topographic maps, with a good section on reading contours.

Geographically nearby web pages: Use Geourl to find web pages that deal with locations geographically close to this site.

Overall website comments, problems etc to Philip Gladstone
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