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The elevation does not correspond with the estimated elevation (482 metres (1581 feet) -- source Google) 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 location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'CPSU' 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 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 7 data sources. This position has been modified based on user feedback.
Show location history.
|2007-12-05||61.9700||-108.6200||485||Powder Lake, Canada|
|2009-11-10||43.7339||-96.6278||0||Sioux Falls (special comparison station), SD, United States of America|
|2012-02-20||43.7339||-96.6278||0||Sioux Falls (special comparison station), SD, United States of America|
|2014-08-18||43.7339||-96.6278||481||Sioux Falls Climate (Canadian Site), SD, United States of America|
|2014-12-02||43.7336||-96.6235||0||Sioux Falls (special comparison station), SD, United States of America|
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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
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: Sioux Falls (FSD) .
|EW3283||5.8 miles||East||Garretson, SD, US (lat 43.7145°, long -96.5105°, altitude 451 metres)|
|KFSD||12.6 miles||Southwest||SIOUX FALLS FOSS FIELD, SD, United States (lat 43.5769°, long -96.7536°, altitude 435 metres)|
|DW0687||17.0 miles||Southwest||Sioux Falls, SD, US (lat 43.5337°, long -96.8202°, altitude 459 metres)
||EW3199||18.2 miles||Southwest||Sioux Falls, SD, US (lat 43.5062°, long -96.8067°, altitude 460 metres)
||KLYV||21.9 miles||East||Luverne, Quentin Aanenson Field Airport, MN, United States (lat 43.6217°, long -96.2139°, altitude 436 metres)
||KPQN||23.8 miles||Northeast||Pipestone, Pipestone Municipal Airport, MN, United States (lat 43.9854°, long -96.2976°, altitude 529 metres)
||KMDS||30.2 miles||Northwest||Madison Muni, Madison, SD, United States of America (lat 44.0160°, long -97.0860°, altitude 523 metres)
||KBKX||40.7 miles||North||Brookings, Brookings Municipal Airport, SD, United States (lat 44.3048°, long -96.8169°, altitude 502 metres)
||N0VEK-3||43.3 miles||North||Volga, SD, US (lat 44.3220°, long -96.9222°, altitude 505 metres)
||KDVP||45.6 miles||Northeast||Slayton, Slayton Municipal Airport, MN, United States (lat 43.9905°, long -95.7810°, altitude 495 metres)
The sites marked above thus did not report continuously during the analysis period, so the offsets may (probably will) not be accurate.
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.