CWOP Information for CW6718 (C6718) in Chicopee, MA, US (site inactive)

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Registered Location

Latitude: 42° 12' 18" N (deg min sec), 42.2050° (decimal), 4212.30N (LORAN)
Longitude: 72° 34' 8" W (deg min sec), -72.5688° (decimal), 07234.13W (LORAN)
Elevation: 263 metres (863 feet)
Location: Chicopee, MA, US
County: Hampden, MA
Forecast Office: Boston (BOX)
Weather station Manager/Operator: Bob
Station type/software: Davis Vantage Pro 2/Vue with Weatherlink

The elevation does not correspond with the estimated elevation (76 metres (249 feet) -- source NED Contiguous U. S. 1/3E arc second elevation data) at that point. It seems probable that the elevation was entered as feet rather than as metres. Please use the 'send the updated information' link below to update the location or elevation.

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'CW6718' 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 best way to get elevation is to consult a topographic map. Make sure that you know whether the contours are marked in feet or metres. Note that handheld GPS receivers do not provide readings of elevation accurate to better than 10-20 metres (technical discussion). If you do not have access to a topographic map, then a GPS receiver is acceptable, but make sure that it is operating in 3D mode and let it average the position for at least five minutes.

For more information on reading maps, please see the Topo Map Reading Guide -- in particular it discusses how to read contours.

NOTE: The Registered Location is the location that the station owner provided when they signed up with CWOP. Show location history.

There are no photographs of the station. If you are the site operator and have pictures of this location, then please email them to

You can try to find photographs from the area surrounding the site marker by clicking on Find nearby photographs.

Data Status

Over the last 28 days, no data was seen on the following dates: 2020-11-05 to 2020-11-13, 2020-11-15, 2020-11-17 to 2020-12-01.

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  

The inconsistency noted above in your location information means that the analyzed readings for your location may be incorrect. For example, if your location is incorrect, then the analysis values will be for a location other than your station. This will give different analysis results, probably leading to errors being shown below. If the elevation is incorrect, then the comparison of temperature readings will be in error.

Neighboring Stations

This is a list of stations that are close to this station. You can look at those for comparison purposes. The average difference between your station and each station below is listed as well. This may allow you to detect local stations which are erroneous. You can also use these numbers to adjust your instruments -- especially if a number of ASOS stations have similar differences to your station. Also, try increasing the analysis period to more than the default 28 days. The difference is only given if both stations report reasonably often during each day. Some stations only report every 6 hours, and this makes the average of less interest. In this case, the average is not displayed. The values reported are the differences between this station and the neighboring station. I.e. if the difference is positive, then this station is reading higher than the neighboring station. Since this station has not been reporting continuously during the analysis period (it missed 25 days out of 28), the offsets below may not be accurate.

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: Boston (BOX) .

FW32603.7 milesWest Holyoke, MA, US (lat 42.2204°, long -72.6389°, altitude 127 metres)
KB2UZY5.6 milesSouth Springfield, MA, US (lat 42.1245°, long -72.5865°, altitude 61 metres)
DW88516.5 milesSouthwest Springfield, MA, US (lat 42.1180°, long -72.6183°, altitude 18 metres)
WX4FUN-W9.1 milesSouth Agawam, MA, US (lat 42.0782°, long -72.6165°, altitude 27 metres)
FW66109.1 milesNorthwest Florence, MA, US (lat 42.3162°, long -72.6648°, altitude 82 metres)
DW09299.7 milesSoutheast East Longmeadow, MA, US (lat 42.0800°, long -72.4845°, altitude 84 metres)
EW52919.9 milesEast Belchertown, MA, US (lat 42.2518°, long -72.3857°, altitude 129 metres)
FW641511.8 milesSouthwest Westfield, MA, US (lat 42.0877°, long -72.7367°, altitude 49 metres)
FW548015.7 milesNortheast Pelham, MA, US (lat 42.4098°, long -72.4358°, altitude 308 metres)
EW486715.9 milesSoutheast Somers, CT, US (lat 41.9958°, long -72.4408°, altitude 78 metres)

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
Page layout last modified Sunday, 28 February 2016
Questions for this weather station owner/operator to Bob
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