Site Information for 68346 in Welkom, FS, South Africa

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Registered Location

Latitude: 27° 59' 53" S (deg min sec), -27.9980° (decimal), 2759.88S (LORAN)
Longitude: 26° 40' 12" E (deg min sec), 26.6700° (decimal), 02640.20E (LORAN)
Elevation: 1341 metres (4400 feet) -- validated against 1343 metres (4406 feet) from Google
Location: Welkom, FS, South Africa

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the '68346' 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 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.

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Neighboring Stations

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

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683450.3 milesNorthwest Welkom, FS, South Africa (lat -27.9947°, long 26.6658°, altitude 1343 metres) (data present)
EW869626.0 milesNorth Bothaville, ZA (lat -27.6277°, long 26.5942°, altitude 1307 metres) (data present)
6835242.2 milesNortheast Kroonstad, FS, South Africa (lat -27.6667°, long 27.2500°, altitude 1350 metres) (data present)
6835542.7 milesNortheast Kroonstad, FS, South Africa (lat -27.6331°, long 27.2331°, altitude 1434 metres) (data present)
6834368.5 milesWest Bloemhof, NW, South Africa (lat -27.6511°, long 25.6219°, altitude 1225 metres) (data present)
6844769.0 milesSouth Glen College Aws, FS, South Africa (lat -28.9500°, long 26.3333°, altitude 1303 metres) (data present)
FABL78.9 milesSouth Bloemfontein, Bloemfontein Airport, South Africa (lat -29.0927°, long 26.3024°, altitude 1353 metres) (data present)
6844382.9 milesSouth Bloemfontein City, FS, South Africa (lat -29.1169°, long 26.1831°, altitude 1406 metres) (data present)
6844994.5 milesSoutheast Ficksburg, FS, South Africa (lat -28.8272°, long 27.9042°, altitude 1628 metres) (data present)
FAPS95.2 milesNorth Potchefstroom, South Africa (lat -26.6710°, long 27.0819°, altitude 1377 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.

Overall website comments, problems etc to Philip Gladstone
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