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The elevation does not correspond with the estimated elevation (691 metres (2266 feet) -- source NED 1/3rd arc-second: Western Contiguous U.S.) 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 'DW2470' 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.
NOTE: The Registered Location is the location that the station owner provided when they signed up with CWOP. Show location history.
|2009-03-06||47.8710||-103.6420||719||Alexander, ND US|
|2014-10-05||47.8710||-103.6420||719||Alexander, ND, US|
There are no photographs of the station. If you are the site operator and have pictures of this location, then please email them to email@example.com.
You can try to find photographs from the area surrounding the site marker by clicking on Find nearby photographs.
A reasonably recent weather report (13 days ago) received from this station was
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 7 days. Change analysis period to Last 3 days Last 14 days Last 4 weeks 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.
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: Bismarck (BIS) .
|KS25||18.7 miles||East||Watford City Municipal Airport, ND, United States (lat 47.7966°, long -103.2552°, altitude 643 metres)|
|KISN||21.0 miles||North||SLOULIN FIELD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ND, United States (lat 48.1739°, long -103.6367°, altitude 579 metres)
||DW5963||23.6 miles||West||Four Mile, MT, US (lat 47.9472°, long -104.1392°, altitude 626 metres)
||EW6963||27.7 miles||West||Sidney, MT, US (lat 47.7213°, long -104.1957°, altitude 609 metres)
||KSDY||28.0 miles||Southwest||Sidney-Richland, MT, United States (lat 47.7069°, long -104.1926°, altitude 605 metres)
||DW8692||36.6 miles||West||Sidney, MT, US (lat 47.8067°, long -104.4235°, altitude 762 metres)
||KD60||49.2 miles||Northeast||Tioga Municipal Airport, ND, United States (lat 48.3803°, long -102.8974°, altitude 692 metres)
||EW2692||50.6 miles||Northwest||Froid, MT, US (lat 48.3343°, long -104.4890°, altitude 621 metres)
||EW1200||64.3 miles||Southwest||Bloomfield, MT, US (lat 47.3587°, long -104.7933°, altitude 839 metres)
||K20U||67.3 miles||South||Beach Airport Beach, ND, United States (lat 46.9252°, long -103.9821°, altitude 840 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.