CWOP Information for CW8264 (C8264) in McKeesport, PA, US

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Registered Location

Latitude: 40° 19' 20" N (deg min sec), 40.3222° (decimal), 4019.33N (LORAN)
Longitude: 79° 48' 42" W (deg min sec), -79.8117° (decimal), 07948.70W (LORAN)
Elevation: 241 metres (791 feet) -- validated against 235 metres (772 feet) from NED Contiguous U. S. 1/3E arc second elevation data
Location: McKeesport, PA, US
County: Allegheny, PA
Forecast Office: Pittsburgh (PBZ)
Weather station Manager/Operator: Gregg
Station type/software: Cumulus/DsVP

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'CW8264' 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.

NOTE: The Registered Location is the location that the station owner provided when they signed up with CWOP. Show location history.

There are no photographs of the station. If you are the site operator and have pictures of this location, then please email them to c8264@photo.gladstonefamily.net.

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

APRS Status

Your data is flowing into findu.com, but no weather data is being received from findu.com.

A recently received report from this station was

cw8264>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-3:@061040z0000.00N/00000.00E_000/000g002t069r000p000P000h93b09948eCumulusDsVP

If this is not a weather report, then your station may not be transmitting weather reports, and this may be the problem. Check the recent reports at findu.com to see if any look like weather reports.

Neighboring Stations

This is a list of stations that are close to this station.

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: Pittsburgh (PBZ) .

SiteDistanceLocation
DW13993.0 milesEast North Huntingdon, PA, US (lat 40.3243°, long -79.7558°, altitude 310 metres) (data present)
KAGC6.2 milesWest PITTSBURGH ALLEGHENY CTY., PA, United States (lat 40.3547°, long -79.9217°, altitude 382 metres) (data present)
EW14546.5 milesNorth Monroeville, PA, US (lat 40.4154°, long -79.8020°, altitude 317 metres) (data present)
EW43368.0 milesNorth Churchill, PA, US (lat 40.4372°, long -79.8242°, altitude 310 metres) (data present)
WA3WZR11.0 milesSouth Donora, PA, US (lat 40.1701°, long -79.8741°, altitude 309 metres) (data present)
EW363913.1 milesWest Bethel Park, PA, US (lat 40.3125°, long -80.0590°, altitude 377 metres) (data present)
CW900213.9 milesEast Greensburg, PA, US (lat 40.3190°, long -79.5490°, altitude 347 metres) (data present)
N3YDF14.4 milesNortheast Export, PA, US (lat 40.4464°, long -79.5918°, altitude 381 metres) (data present)
CW804616.2 milesWest Eighty Four, PA, US (lat 40.2345°, long -80.0955°, altitude 398 metres) (data present)
CW588218.5 milesNorth Pittsburgh, PA, US (lat 40.5844°, long -79.7402°, altitude 305 metres) (data present)

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

Resources

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
Page layout last modified Sunday, 16 November 2014
Questions for this weather station owner/operator to Gregg
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