Synop Information for 62014 in Benwlid, SW, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

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Registered Location

Latitude: 31° 44' 0" N (deg min sec), 31.7333° (decimal), 3144.00N (LORAN)
Longitude: 14° 1' 0" E (deg min sec), 14.0167° (decimal), 01401.00E (LORAN)
Elevation: 259 metres (850 feet) -- validated against 257 metres (843 feet) from SRTM.C_20TO43_3
Location: Benwlid, SW, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

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 '62014' 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 possible locations for this site are up to 3.5 miles away. This makes it possible that the location chosen is incorrect. 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.

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Neighboring Stations

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

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HL543.7 milesWest Beni Walid Airport, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (lat 31.7392°, long 13.9540°, altitude 300 metres)
HL8352.7 milesEast Nanur Airport, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (lat 31.7051°, long 14.9116°, altitude 56 metres)
6201264.4 milesNorth El Khoms, KH, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (lat 32.6333°, long 14.3000°, altitude 22 metres) (data present)
6201165.8 milesNorthwest Garian, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (lat 32.1556°, long 13.0119°, altitude 728 metres) (data present)
HL5367.7 milesNorthwest Sidi Salih Airport, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (lat 32.4948°, long 13.2901°, altitude 149 metres)
HL7673.7 milesNortheast Misurata (lat 32.3253°, long 15.0609°, altitude 18 metres)
6201684.7 milesNortheast Misurata, MI, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (lat 32.4167°, long 15.2167°, altitude 32 metres) (data present)
6200889.5 milesWest Yefren, YA, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (lat 32.0833°, long 12.5500°, altitude 691 metres) (data present)
6212096.8 milesSouth Gariat El-Sharghia, GY, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (lat 30.3833°, long 13.5833°, altitude 497 metres) (data present)
62007138.2 milesNorthwest Zuara, NK, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (lat 32.8833°, long 12.0833°, altitude 3 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


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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