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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 'KIKV' 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.
Can you help with location quality? Please indicate if the marker on the map points at the weather instrument cluster:
The location information for this site was gathered from 14 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.
|2008-09-29||41.6914||-93.5664||277||Ankeny, IA, United States|
|2009-06-23||41.6911||-93.5661||277||Ankeny, IA, United States|
|2009-12-30||41.6911||-93.5661||277||Ankeny Regional Airport, United States of America|
|2009-12-31||41.6911||-93.5661||277||Ankeny Regional Arp, IA, United States of America|
|2010-08-29||41.6911||-93.5661||277||Ankeny Regional Airport, IA, United States, United States of America|
|2010-10-01||41.6911||-93.5661||275||Ankeny Regional Airport, IA, United States of America|
|2010-10-08||41.6911||-93.5661||277||Ankeny Regional Arp, IA, United States of America|
|2010-10-22||41.6911||-93.5661||277||Ankeny Regional Airport, IA, United States of America|
|2011-03-27||41.6911||-93.5661||277||Ankeny Regional Airport, IA, United States of America|
|2011-12-01||41.6911||-93.5665||277||Ankeny, Ankeny Regional Airport, IA, United States|
|2011-12-02||41.6911||-93.5661||277||Ankeny, Ankeny Regional Airport, IA, United States|
|2012-02-20||41.6911||-93.5661||277||Ankeny, Ankeny Regional Airport, IA, United States|
|2016-03-30||41.6914||-93.5664||277||Ankeny, Ankeny Regional Airport, IA, United States|
There are no photographs of the station. If you have pictures of this location, then please email them to email@example.com.
You can try to find photographs from the area surrounding the site marker by clicking on Find nearby photographs.
All the means and standard deviations shown below are from the last 28 days. Change analysis period to Last 3 days Last 7 days Last 14 days Last 8 weeks Last 13 weeks Last 26 weeks Last 39 weeks Last 52 weeks
A recently received weather report from this station was
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|WL7CLI||4.6 miles||South||Des Moines, IA, US (lat 41.6289°, long -93.5344°, altitude 280 metres)|
|DW3886||5.7 miles||Northwest||Polk City, IA, US (lat 41.7313°, long -93.6625°, altitude 297 metres)|
|EW7358||6.7 miles||Southeast||Altoona, IA, US (lat 41.6313°, long -93.4658°, altitude 295 metres)|
|CW6735||7.6 miles||Southwest||Des Moines, IA, US (lat 41.6087°, long -93.6630°, altitude 272 metres)|
|K0KDS||8.1 miles||Southwest||Urbandale, IA, US (lat 41.6432°, long -93.7087°, altitude 283 metres)|
|CW0005||8.9 miles||Southwest||Des Moines, IA, US (lat 41.6064°, long -93.6956°, altitude 288 metres)|
|KDSM||12.0 miles||Southwest||DES MOINES INTERNATIONAL, IA, United States (lat 41.5340°, long -93.6631°, altitude 294 metres)|
|CW2001||17.8 miles||Northwest||Madrid, IA, US (lat 41.8717°, long -93.8128°, altitude 305 metres)|
|DW2228||20.3 miles||Southwest||Cumming, IA, US (lat 41.4545°, long -93.7987°, altitude 304 metres)|
|EW5148||20.4 miles||West||Dallas Center, IA, US (lat 41.6843°, long -93.9612°, altitude 335 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.