CWOP Information for DW4978 (D4978) in Johannesburg, ZA (site inactive)

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Registered Location

Latitude: 26° 6' 33" S (deg min sec), -26.1093° (decimal), 2606.56S (LORAN)
Longitude: 27° 58' 14" E (deg min sec), 27.9706° (decimal), 02758.24E (LORAN)
Elevation: 1550 metres (5085 feet) -- validated against 1541 metres (5055 feet) from Google
Location: Johannesburg, ZA
Weather station Manager/Operator: Chris
Station type/software: Weather Underground / HeavyWeather Uploader 2.1.6 / WS-23xx

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'DW4978' 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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DW56702.5 milesNorth Johannesburg, ZA (lat -26.0730°, long 27.9675°, altitude 1560 metres) (data present)
FAJB3.4 milesSoutheast Johannesburg B G, GT, South Africa (lat -26.1500°, long 28.0000°, altitude 1626 metres) (data present)
683613.7 milesSoutheast Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, GT, South Africa (lat -26.1566°, long 27.9991°, altitude 1624 metres) (data present)
EW03974.6 milesEast Johannesburg, ZA (lat -26.1027°, long 28.0447°, altitude 1556 metres) (data present)
FW99477.4 milesNortheast Beverley (lat -26.0108°, long 28.0177°, altitude 1478 metres) (data present)
CW14349.5 milesNortheast Buccleuch, ZA (lat -26.0462°, long 28.1058°, altitude 1491 metres) (data present)
FALA12.1 milesNorth Lanseria, South Africa (lat -25.9385°, long 27.9261°, altitude 1377 metres) (data present)
FAOR17.0 milesEast OR Tambo International, South Africa (lat -26.1308°, long 28.2438°, altitude 1694 metres) (data present)
FAJS17.2 milesEast Johannesburg International Airport, South Africa (lat -26.1392°, long 28.2460°, altitude 1694 metres) (data present)
FAIR20.3 milesNortheast Pretoria Irene , South Africa (lat -25.9105°, long 28.2106°, altitude 1524 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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CWOP Siting Guide (PDF): This is a guide to siting and operating a CWOP station. This is a must-read document.

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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 Chris
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