CWOP Information for DW6948 (D6948) in Bakersfield, CA, US

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Registered Location

Latitude: 35° 24' 11" N (deg min sec), 35.4030° (decimal), 3524.18N (LORAN)
Longitude: 118° 59' 2" W (deg min sec), -118.9840° (decimal), 11859.04W (LORAN)
Elevation: 179 metres (587 feet) -- validated against 177 metres (580 feet) from NED 1/3rd arc-second: Western United States
Location: Bakersfield, CA, US
County: Kern, CA
Forecast Office: San Joaquin Valley (HNX)
Weather station Manager/Operator: Barry
Station type/software: Davis Vantage Pro 2/Vue with Weatherlink-IP

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APRS Status

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Weather data was seen at around 827 days ago on 2016-08-09.

A recently received report from this station was


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A reasonably recent weather report (828 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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AN0513.1 milesNorthwest Oildale - 3311 Manor Street, CA, United States of America (lat 35.4389°, long -119.0158°, altitude 215 metres) (data present)
KBFL4.5 milesNorthwest BAKERSFIELD MEADOWS FIELD, CA, United States (lat 35.4344°, long -119.0542°, altitude 150 metres) (data present)
UP6444.8 milesWest Oiljct, CA, United States Of America (lat 35.4243°, long -119.0652°, altitude 134 metres) (data present)
FW01965.3 milesEast Bakersfield, CA, US (lat 35.4114°, long -118.8909°, altitude 230 metres) (data present)
CW68255.7 milesEast Bakersfield, CA, US (lat 35.3923°, long -118.8845°, altitude 217 metres) (data present)
CW40386.6 milesWest Bakersfield, CA, US (lat 35.3917°, long -119.1002°, altitude 122 metres) (data present)
CSBFL7.6 milesSouthwest Cal State U Bakersfield, CA, United States Of America (lat 35.3466°, long -119.1000°, altitude 114 metres) (data present)
AN0488.5 milesSoutheast Edison, CA, United States of America (lat 35.3461°, long -118.8511°, altitude 203 metres) (data present)
NR6G-510.7 milesSoutheast Lamont, CA, US (lat 35.2890°, long -118.8566°, altitude 156 metres) (data present)
AN78715.8 milesSoutheast Arvin - Di Giorgio School, CA, United States of America (lat 35.2392°, long -118.7885°, altitude 165 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


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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 Barry
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