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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 'PKOA' 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 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.
|2007-11-28||19.7330||-156.0500||14||Kailua-kona, HI, Marshall Islands|
|2007-11-28||19.7500||-156.0500||16||Kailua-kona, HI, MH|
|2008-09-29||19.7500||-156.0500||16||Kailua-kona, HI, Marshall Islands|
|2010-03-19||19.7300||-156.0500||14||Kailua-kona, HI, Marshall Islands|
|2010-10-08||19.7500||-156.0500||14||Kailua-kona, HI, Marshall Islands|
|2011-06-19||19.7388||-156.0456||16||Kailua-kona, HI, Marshall Islands|
|2011-06-20||19.7388||-156.0456||14||Kailua-kona, HI, Marshall Islands|
|2012-02-16||19.7388||-156.0456||14||Kona International Airport at Keahole, HI, United States of America|
|2012-02-20||19.7388||-156.0456||14||Kona International Airport at Keahole, HI, United States of America|
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=pkoa'. 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 in your County Warning Area: HFO .
|PHKO||0.0 miles||South||KONA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, HI, United States (lat 19.7388°, long -156.0456°, altitude 13 metres) (data present)|
|DW4261||5.1 miles||Southeast||Kailua Kona, HI US (lat 19.6969°, long -155.9817°, altitude 390 metres) (data present)|
|91281||6.8 miles||Southeast||Kona/hawaii Island, HI, United States of America (lat 19.6500°, long -156.0000°, altitude 9 metres)|
|AN155||18.0 miles||Southeast||Kona, HI, United States of America (lat 19.5097°, long -155.9133°, altitude 517 metres) (data present)|
|EW0914||22.5 miles||Northeast||Waikoloa, HI US (lat 19.9470°, long -155.7805°, altitude 316 metres) (data present)|
|A1090||23.1 miles||Northeast||WAIKOLOA, HI, United States of America (lat 19.9775°, long -155.7981°, altitude 180 metres) (data present)|
|PHSF||32.1 miles||East||Bradshaw Army Air Field / Hawaii, HI, United States (lat 19.7600°, long -155.5538°, altitude 1887 metres) (data present)|
|CW3644||36.3 miles||Northeast||Kapa'au, HI US (lat 20.2169°, long -155.8170°, altitude 308 metres)
||EW3941||44.5 miles||Northeast||Honokaa, HI US (lat 20.0788°, long -155.4639°, altitude 327 metres)
||AN738||46.4 miles||South||Ocean View, HI, United States of America (lat 19.1176°, long -155.7781°, altitude 70 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.