CWOP Information for DW3016 (D3016) in Ankeny, IA, US

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Registered Location

Latitude: 41° 41' 46" N (deg min sec), 41.6961° (decimal), 4141.76N (LORAN)
Longitude: 93° 37' 13" W (deg min sec), -93.6201° (decimal), 09337.21W (LORAN)
Elevation: 269 metres (883 feet) -- validated against 270 metres (885 feet) from NED 1/3rd arc-second: Eastern United States
Location: Ankeny, IA, US
County: Polk, IA
Forecast Office: Des Moines (DMX)
Weather station Manager/Operator: Daniel
Station type/software: Weather Underground / HeavyWeather Uploader 2.1.6 / WMR-9x8

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APRS Status

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Weather data was seen at around 2327 days ago on 2012-07-26.

A recently received report from this station was


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A reasonably recent weather report (2328 days ago) received from this station was

Neighboring Stations

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

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QAKI2.6 milesNorth Ankeny, US (lat 41.7333°, long -93.6167°, altitude 310 metres)
KIKV2.7 milesEast Ankeny, Ankeny Regional Airport, IA, United States (lat 41.6878°, long -93.5694°, altitude 277 metres) (data present)
DW38863.3 milesNorthwest Polk City, IA, US (lat 41.7313°, long -93.6625°, altitude 297 metres) (data present)
SAYI43.6 milesWest Saylorville Dam Pool Near Saylor, IA, United States Of America (lat 41.7036°, long -93.6892°, altitude 277 metres) (data present)
K0KDS5.9 milesSouthwest Urbandale, IA, US (lat 41.6432°, long -93.7087°, altitude 283 metres) (data present)
FW18196.0 milesNorthwest Johnston, IA, US (lat 41.7367°, long -93.7237°, altitude 293 metres) (data present)
WL7CLI6.4 milesSoutheast Des Moines, IA, US (lat 41.6290°, long -93.5344°, altitude 282 metres) (data present)
CW67356.4 milesSouth Des Moines, IA, US (lat 41.6087°, long -93.6630°, altitude 272 metres) (data present)
CW00057.3 milesSouthwest Des Moines, IA, US (lat 41.6064°, long -93.6956°, altitude 288 metres) (data present)
UP7528.3 milesNortheast Elkhrt, IA, United States Of America (lat 41.7944°, long -93.5265°, altitude 298 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


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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 Daniel
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