CWOP Information for DW8056 (D8056) in Colesville, MD, US

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Registered Location

Latitude: 39° 3' 47" N (deg min sec), 39.0632° (decimal), 3903.79N (LORAN)
Longitude: 77° 0' 49" W (deg min sec), -77.0135° (decimal), 07700.81W (LORAN)
Elevation: 99 metres (325 feet) -- validated against 95 metres (311 feet) from NED 1/9th arc-second: Washington DC
Location: Colesville, MD, US
County: Montgomery, MD
Forecast Office: Baltimore/Washington (LWX)
Weather station Manager/Operator: Mark
Station type/software: WeatherSnoop / Rainwise

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NOTE: The Registered Location is the location that the station owner provided when they signed up with CWOP. Show location history.

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APRS Status

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Weather data was seen at around 872 days ago on 2014-01-04.

A recently received report from this station was


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A reasonably recent weather report (879 days ago) received from this station was

Neighboring Stations

This is a list of stations that are close to this station.

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EW28091.6 milesSoutheast White Oak, MD, US (lat 39.0450°, long -76.9950°, altitude 121 metres) (data present)
EW85523.9 milesSouthwest Silver Spring, MD, US (lat 39.0208°, long -77.0609°, altitude 116 metres) (data present)
EW53094.1 milesSouthwest Kensington, MD, US (lat 39.0403°, long -77.0830°, altitude 93 metres) (data present)
DW94214.1 milesSouth Silver Spring, MD, US (lat 39.0060°, long -77.0328°, altitude 106 metres) (data present)
DW44415.9 milesSouth Takoma Park, MD, US (lat 38.9785°, long -76.9941°, altitude 53 metres) (data present)
AN2726.1 milesNorthwest Rockville, MD, United States of America (lat 39.1144°, long -77.1069°, altitude 124 metres) (data present)
CW36487.1 milesSouthwest Bethesda, MD, US (lat 39.0175°, long -77.1313°, altitude 123 metres) (data present)
KCGS7.5 milesSoutheast College Park AP, College Park, MD, United States of America (lat 38.9806°, long -76.9223°, altitude 15 metres) (data present)
DW62798.0 milesSouthwest Chevy Chase, MD, US (lat 38.9662°, long -77.0947°, altitude 98 metres) (data present)
CW20578.3 milesWest Rockville, MD, US (lat 39.0941°, long -77.1620°, altitude 137 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


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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 Mark
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