CWOP Information for FW4280 (F4280) in Angola, NY, US

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Registered Location

Latitude: 42° 39' 18" N (deg min sec), 42.6550° (decimal), 4239.30N (LORAN)
Longitude: 79° 3' 32" W (deg min sec), -79.0590° (decimal), 07903.54W (LORAN)
Elevation: 187 metres (613 feet) -- validated against 181 metres (594 feet) from Geonames
Location: Angola, NY, US
County: Erie, NY
Forecast Office: Buffalo (BUF)
Weather station Manager/Operator: Joseph
Station type/software: Columbia Weather Microserver

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'FW4280' 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.

There are no photographs of the station. If you are the site operator and have pictures of this location, then please email them to f4280@photo.gladstonefamily.net.

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

APRS Status

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

Data was seen at findu.com around 223 days ago on 2023-12-11.

A recently received report from this station was

FW4280>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-6:/111439z4239.30N/0793.54W_245/005g016t035P000b10142h69cwMServer

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 findu.com to see if any look like weather reports.

A reasonably recent weather report (223 days ago) received from this station was
FW4280>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP-6:/111439z4239.30N/0793.54W_245/005g016t035P000b10142h69cwMServer

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: Buffalo (BUF) .

SiteDistanceLocation
GW01478.7 milesNortheast Lake View, NY, US (lat 42.7322°, long -78.9247°, altitude 196 metres) (data present)
GW018015.1 milesNortheast Blasdell, NY, US (lat 42.7932°, long -78.8300°, altitude 182 metres) (data present)
EW504016.7 milesNorth Ridgeway, CA (lat 42.8947°, long -79.0195°, altitude 181 metres) (data present)
DW125318.1 milesEast Colden, NY, US (lat 42.6550°, long -78.7025°, altitude 481 metres) (data present)
EW184718.1 milesNortheast Orchard Park, NY, US (lat 42.7765°, long -78.7427°, altitude 249 metres) (data present)
KF2XN27.0 milesNorth Grand Island, NY, US (lat 43.0363°, long -78.9480°, altitude 177 metres) (data present)
FW638128.5 milesNortheast Williamsville, NY, US (lat 42.9812°, long -78.7157°, altitude 190 metres) (data present)
FW769229.5 milesNorth Grand Island, NY, US (lat 43.0635°, long -78.8945°, altitude 299 metres) (data present)
FW307230.0 milesNortheast Getzville, NY, US (lat 43.0235°, long -78.7485°, altitude 178 metres) (data present)
CW343930.1 milesNorthwest Port Maitland, CA (lat 42.8587°, long -79.5838°, altitude 240 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

Resources

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.


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