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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 'K86J' 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.
The location information for this site was gathered from 4 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.
|2009-02-19||32.7700||-79.8500||3||United States of America|
|2009-02-20||32.7700||-79.8500||3||Sullivans Island Coast Guard Station, United States of America|
|2009-12-30||32.7700||-79.8500||3||Sullivans Island Coast Guard Station|
|2010-08-29||32.7700||-79.8500||3||Sullivans Island CGS, SC, United States, United States of America|
|2010-09-01||32.7700||-79.8500||3||Sullivans Isl (cgs), SC, United States of America|
|2011-06-19||32.7700||-79.8500||3||Sullivans Island Coast Guard Station, SC, United States|
|2011-06-20||32.7700||-79.8500||3||Sullivans Island Coast Guard Station, SC, United States|
|2012-02-20||32.7700||-79.8500||3||Sullivans Island Coast Guard Station, SC, United States|
There are no photographs of the station. If you have pictures of this location, then please upload them to Flickr (detailed instructions) and add the two tags 'wxtagged' and 'wx:metar=k86j'. If the picture is of the weather station itself, then please also add the 'wx:station' tag as well. Please geotag your images, and those coordinates may be used in the estimation of the location of this site.
You can try to find photographs from the area surrounding the site marker by clicking on Find nearby photographs.
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: Charleston (CHS) .
|DW6029||0.8 miles||East||Sullivans Island, SC US (lat 32.7626°, long -79.8363°, altitude 15 metres) (data present)|
|DW5910||3.1 miles||North||Mount Pleasant, SC US (lat 32.8102°, long -79.8410°, altitude 15 metres) (data present)|
|DW6826||8.2 miles||West||Charleston, SC US (lat 32.7841°, long -79.9894°, altitude 4 metres) (data present)|
|EW1904||8.5 miles||West||Charleston, SC US (lat 32.7492°, long -79.9941°, altitude 2 metres)
||KLRO||9.9 miles||Northeast||Mt Pleasant Rgnl-faison Field, Mount Pleasant, SC, United States of America (lat 32.8978°, long -79.7829°, altitude 4 metres)
||KJZI||10.0 miles||Southwest||Charleston Executive, Charleston, SC, United States of America (lat 32.7010°, long -80.0030°, altitude 5 metres)
||KCHS||14.4 miles||Northwest||CHARLESTON INT'L AIRPORT, SC, United States (lat 32.8986°, long -80.0405°, altitude 14 metres)
||DW8485||18.5 miles||Northwest||Goose Creek, SC US (lat 32.9894°, long -80.0270°, altitude 9 metres)
||DW6590||19.0 miles||Northwest||N Charleston, SC US (lat 32.9833°, long -80.0500°, altitude 10 metres)
||EW3321||19.9 miles||Northwest||Goose Creek, SC US (lat 33.0151°, long -80.0212°, altitude 11 metres)
The sites marked above thus did not report continuously during the analysis period, so the offsets may (probably will) not be accurate.
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.