CWOP Information for DW5815 (D5815) in Cedar Rapids, IA, US (site inactive)

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Registered Location

Latitude: 41° 58' 51" N (deg min sec), 41.9808° (decimal), 4158.85N (LORAN)
Longitude: 91° 40' 58" W (deg min sec), -91.6827° (decimal), 09140.96W (LORAN)
Elevation: 222 metres (727 feet) -- validated against 222 metres (728 feet) from NED 1/3rd arc-second: Eastern United States
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA, US
County: Linn, IA
Forecast Office: Quad Cities (DVN)
Weather station Manager/Operator: Robert
Station type/software: Weather Display / 11

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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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APRS Status

No data has been seen recently. Please check at to see if your data is being seen there.

Weather data was seen at around 171 days ago on 2020-04-09.

A recently received report from this station was

DW5815>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-5:@131245z42.047870N/91.631830W_179/001g003t053r000p008P000b09889h99L053.WD 11

This report was not parsed as a valid APRS message.

If this is not a weather report, then your station may not be transmitting weather reports, and this may be the problem. Check the recent reports at to see if any look like weather reports.

Neighboring Stations

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

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: Quad Cities (DVN) .

UP0224.8 milesEast Otis1, IA, United States Of America (lat 41.9616°, long -91.5921°, altitude 218 metres) (data present)
EW38915.0 milesSoutheast Cedar Raids, IA, US (lat 41.9272°, long -91.6167°, altitude 254 metres) (data present)
AC0YE6.5 milesNortheast Marion, IA, US (lat 42.0388°, long -91.5833°, altitude 259 metres) (data present)
KCID7.1 milesSouth CEDAR RAPIDS AIRPORT, IA, United States (lat 41.8830°, long -91.7246°, altitude 264 metres) (data present)
DW82707.6 milesNortheast Marion, IA, US (lat 42.0478°, long -91.5667°, altitude 260 metres) (data present)
FW38808.9 milesNorth Marion, IA, US (lat 42.1000°, long -91.6165°, altitude 264 metres) (data present)
FW46959.7 milesSouth Cedar Rapids, IA, US (lat 41.8453°, long -91.6362°, altitude 247 metres) (data present)
UP15211.0 milesSouthwest Norwa1, IA, United States Of America (lat 41.9114°, long -91.8748°, altitude 237 metres) (data present)
N0YWB16.1 milesSouthwest Amana, IA, US (lat 41.7986°, long -91.8761°, altitude 224 metres) (data present)
N0XUT19.5 milesNorthwest Urbana, IA, US (lat 42.2197°, long -91.8830°, altitude 270 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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Topo Map Reading Guide: How to read USGS topographic maps, with a good section on reading contours.

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Overall website comments, problems etc to Philip Gladstone
Page layout last modified Sunday, 28 February 2016
Questions for this weather station owner/operator to Robert
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