CWOP Information for CW8486 (C8486) in Grande Cache, AB, CA (site inactive)

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Registered Location

Latitude: 53° 52' 43" N (deg min sec), 53.8787° (decimal), 5352.72N (LORAN)
Longitude: 119° 8' 8" W (deg min sec), -119.1355° (decimal), 11908.13W (LORAN)
Elevation: 1207 metres (3960 feet) -- validated against 1203 metres (3947 feet) from SRTM.C_1TO19_3
Location: Grande Cache, AB, CA
Weather station Manager/Operator: Derrick
Station type/software: Davis Vantage Pro 2 Plus with Weatherlink-IP

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'CW8486' 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.

NOTE: The Registered Location is the location that the station owner provided when they signed up with CWOP. 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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VA6MNT81.4 milesSoutheast Jasper, CA (lat 52.8825°, long -118.0830°, altitude 1060 metres) (data present)
GW0409148.8 milesWest Prince George, CA (lat 53.9640°, long -122.7850°, altitude 734 metres) (data present)
EW3468149.4 milesWest Prince George, CA (lat 53.9297°, long -122.8022°, altitude 620 metres) (data present)
GW3793177.6 milesSouthwest BRIDGE LAKE, CA (lat 51.5112°, long -120.7775°, altitude 1150 metres) (data present)
FW0692186.6 milesSouth Barriere, CA (lat 51.2605°, long -120.2033°, altitude 723 metres) (data present)
FW0009216.2 milesEast Lakewood, CA (lat 53.5480°, long -113.8813°, altitude 703 metres) (data present)
FW9628222.6 milesEast Edmonton, CA (lat 53.5875°, long -113.7158°, altitude 669 metres) (data present)
FW2243226.1 milesEast Edmonton, CA (lat 53.5427°, long -113.6412°, altitude 682 metres) (data present)
DW8694226.8 milesEast St. Albert, CA (lat 53.6447°, long -113.6018°, altitude 665 metres) (data present)
DW2168229.3 milesSouth Kamloops, BC, CA (lat 50.6472°, long -120.3413°, altitude 696 metres) (data present)

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 Derrick
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