CWOP Information for DW8015 (D8015) in Houston, TX, US

The following information is known about DW8015. If you think that any information is incorrect, then please follow the instructions for correcting that data item.

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Registered Location

Latitude: 29° 42' 0" N (deg min sec), 29.7000° (decimal), 2942.00N (LORAN)
Longitude: 95° 30' 0" W (deg min sec), -95.5000° (decimal), 09530.00W (LORAN)
Elevation: 17 metres (55 feet) -- validated against 19 metres (62 feet) from NED 1/9th arc-second: Houston Texas
Location: Houston, TX, US
County: Harris, TX
Forecast Office: Houston/Galveston (HGX)
Weather station Manager/Operator: David
Station type/software: Davis Vantage Pro 2 Plus with Weatherlink-IP

The site coordinates appear to be of low precision, and the station may be anywhere within the marked area. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'DW8015' 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 d8015@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 from MADIS, but data is flowing into findu.com (from APRS). Your station may not be included in the region covered by MADIS. Sorry.

A recently received report from this station was

DW8015>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-7:@211132z2941.92N/09528.49W_255/000g000t061r000p000P000h89b10130L000.DsIP

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.

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APRS Location

APRS Location recorded at 2017-Nov-21 01:46 UTC
Latitude: 29° 41' 54" N (deg min sec), 29.6983° (decimal), 2941.90N (LORAN)
Longitude: 95° 28' 27" W (deg min sec), -95.4742° (decimal), 09528.45W (LORAN)

The location reported in the weather reports (via APRS) is significantly different to the registered location above. In particular, the difference is about 1.6 miles. If you have changed your location (or software) since the time above, then this can be a false alarm. Check the location currently being reported at findu.com.

Please check which location is correct. If the registered location is incorrect, then you can correct it by dragging the marker above and using the 'send the updated information link'. If the APRS location is incorrect, then you must enter the correct coordinates into your software which generates the weather report (APRS) messages. Note that the various different types of software take the location in different formats, so be sure to use the correct format when entering the latitude and longitude.

Data Status

Data is being received for this station, but until the end of day processing has been run (about 12 hours after the end of the UTC day), the graphs will not appear.

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: Houston/Galveston (HGX) .

SiteDistanceLocation
AN5170.3 milesSouth Houston Bayland Park C53/C146/C181, TX, United States of America (lat 29.6958°, long -95.4992°, altitude 18 metres) (data present)
DW70821.1 milesSouthwest Houston, TX, US (lat 29.6940°, long -95.5166°, altitude 20 metres) (data present)
A13201.6 milesNorth Houston SW Frwy C1066, TX, United States of America (lat 29.7216°, long -95.4926°, altitude 18 metres) (data present)
EW88712.9 milesEast Bellaire, TX, US (lat 29.7128°, long -95.4537°, altitude 13 metres) (data present)
EW60343.5 milesNorthwest Houston, TX, US (lat 29.7463°, long -95.5243°, altitude 19 metres) (data present)
UR3794.4 milesSouth Mocit2, TX, United States Of America (lat 29.6363°, long -95.4938°, altitude 21 metres) (data present)
DW03264.5 milesNortheast Houston, TX, US (lat 29.7455°, long -95.4455°, altitude 31 metres) (data present)
EW62884.6 milesNorth Houston, TX, US (lat 29.7653°, long -95.5097°, altitude 29 metres) (data present)
DW50384.7 milesNortheast Houston, TX, US (lat 29.7477°, long -95.4440°, altitude 25 metres) (data present)
KC5KAW5.3 milesSouthwest Stafford, TX, US (lat 29.6322°, long -95.5395°, altitude 23 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, 28 February 2016
Questions for this weather station owner/operator to David
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