CWOP Information for DW8656 (D8656) in Sandpoint, ID

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Registered Location

Latitude: 48° 22' 48" N (deg min sec), 48.3799° (decimal), 4822.79N (LORAN)
Longitude: 116° 38' 6" W (deg min sec), -116.6351° (decimal), 11638.10W (LORAN)
Elevation: 1936 metres (6352 feet) -- validated against 1937 metres (6354 feet) from NED 1/3rd arc-second: Western United States
Location: Sandpoint, ID
County: Bonner, ID
Forecast Office: Spokane (OTX)
Station type/software: Davis Vantage Pro 2/Vue 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 'DW8656' 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.

There are no photographs of the station. If you are the site operator and have pictures of this location, then please email them to

You can try to find photographs from the area surrounding the site marker by clicking on Find nearby photographs.

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: Spokane (OTX) .

FW40259.0 milesSouth Sagle, ID, US (lat 48.2510°, long -116.6628°, altitude 632 metres) (data present)
EW059617.3 milesSouthwest Priest River, ID, US (lat 48.2153°, long -116.9187°, altitude 655 metres) (data present)
FW430222.6 milesSouthwest Priest River, ID, US (lat 48.0868°, long -116.8498°, altitude 734 metres) (data present)
EW395725.0 milesSouthwest Spirit Lake, ID, US (lat 48.0483°, long -116.8492°, altitude 708 metres) (data present)
CW885430.4 milesSouth Spirit Lake, ID, US (lat 47.9607°, long -116.8335°, altitude 793 metres) (data present)
FW861830.8 milesSouth Athol, ID, US (lat 47.9402°, long -116.7425°, altitude 756 metres) (data present)
FW693530.8 milesSouth Athol, ID, US (lat 47.9402°, long -116.7435°, altitude 748 metres) (data present)
N7OKG42.0 milesSouthwest Deer Park, WA, US (lat 48.0853°, long -117.4322°, altitude 757 metres) (data present)
DW906346.2 milesSouth Post Falls, ID, US (lat 47.7363°, long -116.9020°, altitude 678 metres) (data present)
EW456550.1 milesNorth Creston, CA (lat 49.0997°, long -116.5136°, altitude 632 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.

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