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The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'AN479' 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.
Can you help with location quality? Please indicate if the marker on the map points at the weather instrument cluster:
The location information for this site was gathered from 2 data sources. This position has been modified based on user feedback. The user provided this information: I've passed by the station and wanted to update the information. At the base of the marker you can see a long shadow. That shadow is of the tower the instruments are mounted on.
Show location history.
|2010-02-24||33.1325||-96.7861||233||Frisco C31, TX, United States of America|
|2010-09-14||32.9361||-96.4592||147||Rockwall Heath C69, TX, United States of America|
|2010-09-15||33.1325||-96.7861||236||Frisco C31, TX, United States of America|
|2012-02-20||33.1325||-96.7861||236||Frisco C31, TX, United States of America|
|2012-06-19||33.1324||-96.7864||236||Frisco C31, TX, United States of America|
The station (or view from the station) is shown here. You can choose the view direction to see the surroundings. Other information (and somewhat larger images) can be found by clicking on the picture.
You can try to find photographs from the area surrounding the site marker by clicking on Find nearby photographs.
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
By default, the longer analysis periods display graphs that show the long term performance of this station. The graphs show the mean error over time, and include error bars which are one standard deviation long. This provides an easy way to see if there are any underlying trends in the data. Note that a 'step' in your data does not (necessarily) mean that something happened to your station. It could mean that another station came online in the local area, and they are changing the analysis.
The analysis is performed by MADIS. This web page just provides visualization of the data that MADIS produces. There are a number of very knowledgeable people who participate on the WXQC Mailing List who do understand exactly how MADIS works and can resolve issues when the analysis seems to be broken. However, in most cases, the station readings are at fault, or the software that is transmitting the data to CWOP. Please check those paths first.
You can also see how this station compares with other stations.
NOTE: If the error above is POSITIVE, then it means that the analysis temperature is HIGHER than the reported temperature. This means that your sensor is reading COLDER than expected.
Latest daily graph:
These values are within the acceptable range. This probably means that your sensor is sited correctly and is calibrated correctly.
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 2 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 . For stations covered by your Forecast Office: Dallas/Fort Worth (FWD) .
|DW4835||1.0 miles||North||Frisco, TX, US (lat 33.1455°, long -96.7805°, altitude 212 metres)||0.6°F|
|DW5488||3.2 miles||Northwest||Frisco, TX, US (lat 33.1700°, long -96.8192°, altitude 696 metres)||-7.1°F|
|DW6570||4.3 miles||South||Plano, TX, US (lat 33.0707°, long -96.7880°, altitude 220 metres)||-0.0°F|
|N5KR||4.7 miles||South||Plano, TX, US (lat 33.0674°, long -96.7659°, altitude 224 metres)||0.3°F|
|CW5019||5.7 miles||Southeast||Allen, TX, US (lat 33.0972°, long -96.6975°, altitude 200 metres)||0.5°F|
|EW9115||5.8 miles||Southeast||Allen, TX, US (lat 33.0962°, long -96.6965°, altitude 205 metres)||0.9°F|
|DW4088||6.3 miles||East||McKinney, TX, US (lat 33.1637°, long -96.6851°, altitude 217 metres)||1.7°F|
|DW4111||7.1 miles||South||Plano, TX, US (lat 33.0356°, long -96.7481°, altitude 209 metres)||0.6°F|
|DW1898||8.8 miles||Southeast||Plano, TX, US (lat 33.0350°, long -96.6900°, altitude 191 metres)||1.2°F|
|K5UTD-1||10.3 miles||South||Aplace, TX, US (lat 32.9870°, long -96.7507°, altitude 0 metres)||4.9°F|
The 'MADIS rating' reports on the percentage of observations that pass the MADIS checks. You should aim for two thumbs up!
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 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.