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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 '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.
|2010-07-23||40.0073||-89.8247||187||Petersburg, IL US|
|2010-07-29||40.0076||-89.8247||187||Petersburg, IL US|
There are no photographs of the station. If you are the site operator and have pictures of this location, then please upload them to Flickr (detailed instructions) and add the two tags 'wxtagged' and 'wx:cwop=d5477'. If the picture is of the weather station itself, then please also add the 'wx:station' tag as well.
You can try to find photographs from the area surrounding the site marker by clicking on Find nearby photographs.
A reasonably recent weather report (78 days ago) received from this station was
All the means and standard deviations shown below are from the last 14 days. Change analysis period to Last 3 days Last 7 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.
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) .
|KSPI||13.5 miles||Southeast||ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT , IL, United States (lat 39.8453°, long -89.6840°, altitude 181 metres)|
|N9GIA||17.2 miles||Northeast||New Holland, IL US (lat 40.1723°, long -89.5810°, altitude 168 metres)|
|DW3458||21.7 miles||South||Chatham, IL US (lat 39.6980°, long -89.7555°, altitude 200 metres)|
|KIJX||27.4 miles||Southwest||Jacksonville, Jacksonville Municipal Airport, IL, United States (lat 39.7740°, long -90.2419°, altitude 190 metres)|
|KAAA||27.8 miles||East||Lincoln, Logan County Airport, IL, United States (lat 40.1589°, long -89.3389°, altitude 182 metres)|
|CW7865||28.7 miles||Northeast||Delavan, IL US (lat 40.3620°, long -89.5414°, altitude 177 metres)|
|IL036||30.4 miles||South||I-55/il104 @ Pawnee, IL, United States Of America (lat 39.5897°, long -89.6467°, altitude 185 metres)|
|DW9440||32.8 miles||West||Browning, IL US (lat 40.1445°, long -90.4177°, altitude 198 metres)|
|DW5311||33.1 miles||East||Mount Pulaski, IL US (lat 40.0000°, long -89.2000°, altitude 603 metres)|
|KTAZ||42.0 miles||Southeast||Taylorville, Taylorville Municipal Airport, IL, United States (lat 39.5351°, long -89.3294°, altitude 190 metres)|
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.