NEPP Information for FICN6 in Fire Island, NY, United States Of America

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Registered Location

Latitude: 40° 37' 28" N (deg min sec), 40.6243° (decimal), 4037.46N (LORAN)
Longitude: 73° 15' 33" W (deg min sec), -73.2592° (decimal), 07315.55W (LORAN)
Elevation: 4 metres (12 feet) -- validated against 4 metres (13 feet) from SRTM 1 arc-second: Contiguous U.S.
Location: Fire Island, NY, United States Of America
County: Suffolk, NY
Forecast Office: New York City (OKX)

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'FICN6' 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.

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The location information for this site was gathered from 2 data sources. The source which most closely matches the consensus is chosen. Many of these sources only report the location to the nearest minute (or hundredth of degree). This can lead to the marker being placed noticeably incorrectly. Please see Discussion of Location Errors for more information. Show location history.

There are no photographs of the station. If you have pictures of this location, then please email them to ficn6@photo.gladstonefamily.net.

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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: New York City (OKX) .

SiteDistanceLocation
CW36158.1 milesNorthwest North Babylon, NY, US (lat 40.7306°, long -73.3234°, altitude 10 metres) (data present)
EW14498.5 milesNorth Islip, NY, US (lat 40.7397°, long -73.2042°, altitude 7 metres) (data present)
KB2KMM9.2 milesNorthwest N. Babylon, NY, US (lat 40.7433°, long -73.3375°, altitude 14 metres) (data present)
KFRG11.2 milesNorthwest FARMINGDALE REPUBLIC AIRPORT , NY, United States (lat 40.7344°, long -73.4164°, altitude 25 metres) (data present)
N2MWY11.9 milesNortheast Sayville, NY, US (lat 40.7480°, long -73.1019°, altitude 11 metres) (data present)
DW576612.3 milesNorthwest Farmingdale, NY, US (lat 40.7328°, long -73.4453°, altitude 26 metres) (data present)
EW092513.4 milesWest Wantagh, NY, US (lat 40.6607°, long -73.5092°, altitude 5 metres) (data present)
KISP14.3 milesNortheast ISLIP LONG ISLAND MAC ART, NY, United States (lat 40.7939°, long -73.1017°, altitude 30 metres) (data present)
EW568014.8 milesWest Merrick, NY, US (lat 40.6433°, long -73.5403°, altitude 3 metres) (data present)
6JY815.6 milesNorthwest Cablevision Bethpage Heliport, United States of America (lat 40.7594°, long -73.4969°, altitude 43 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.


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