CWOP Information for DW5477 (D5477) in Petersburg, IL US

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Registered Location

Latitude: 40° 0' 27" N (deg min sec), 40.0076° (decimal), 4000.46N (LORAN)
Longitude: 89° 49' 29" W (deg min sec), -89.8247° (decimal), 08949.48W (LORAN)
Elevation: 187 metres (614 feet) -- validated against 184 metres (604 feet) from NED 1/3rd arc-second: Eastern United States
Location: Petersburg, IL US
County: Menard, IL
Forecast Office: Central Illinois (ILX)
Weather station Manager/Operator: Ronald
Station type/software: Cumulus/FO

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'DW5477' 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 d5477@photo.gladstonefamily.net.

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

APRS Status

No data has been seen recently. Please check at findu.com to see if your data is being seen there.

Weather data was seen at findu.com around 231 days ago on 2014-01-30.

A recently received report from this station was

DW5477>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-1:@311157z4000.45N/08949.48W_178/003g007t020r000p137P000h62b10199eCumulusFO

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.

A reasonably recent weather report (229 days ago) received from this station was
DW5477>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-1:@311157z4000.45N/08949.48W_178/003g007t020r000p137P000h62b10199eCumulusFO

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: Central Illinois (ILX) .

SiteDistanceLocation
UP8128.5 milesNortheast Sweetw, IL, United States Of America (lat 40.0549°, long -89.6774°, altitude 188 metres) (data present)
KSPI13.5 milesSoutheast ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT , IL, United States (lat 39.8453°, long -89.6840°, altitude 181 metres) (data present)
UP80214.2 milesSoutheast Rdgley, IL, United States Of America (lat 39.9112°, long -89.5873°, altitude 175 metres) (data present)
N9GIA17.2 milesNortheast New Holland, IL US (lat 40.1723°, long -89.5810°, altitude 168 metres) (data present)
DW345821.7 milesSouth Chatham, IL US (lat 39.6980°, long -89.7555°, altitude 200 metres) (data present)
MASI222.0 milesNorth Mason #1, IL, United States Of America (lat 40.3200°, long -89.9000°, altitude 173 metres) (data present)
KB9ZGZ24.4 milesSouthwest Springfield, IL US (lat 39.6884°, long -90.0199°, altitude 206 metres) (data present)
KIJX27.4 milesSouthwest Jacksonville, Jacksonville Municipal Airport, IL, United States (lat 39.7740°, long -90.2419°, altitude 190 metres) (data present)
KAAA27.8 milesEast Lincoln, Logan County Airport, IL, United States (lat 40.1589°, long -89.3389°, altitude 182 metres) (data present)
CW786528.7 milesNortheast Delavan, IL US (lat 40.3620°, long -89.5414°, altitude 177 metres) (data present)

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 Monday, 10 February 2014
Questions for this weather station owner/operator to Ronald
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