CWOP Information for FW8560 (F8560) in Sidney, NE, US

The following information is known about FW8560. If you think that any information is incorrect, then please follow the instructions for correcting that data item.

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Registered Location

Latitude: 41° 8' 49" N (deg min sec), 41.1470° (decimal), 4108.82N (LORAN)
Longitude: 103° 3' 23" W (deg min sec), -103.0563° (decimal), 10303.38W (LORAN)
Elevation: 1265 metres (4150 feet) -- validated against 1258 metres (4127 feet) from Geonames
Location: Sidney, NE, US
County: Cheyenne, NE
Forecast Office: Cheyenne (CYS)
Unknown station type/software:

If you know what sort of station equipment is in use at this site, then please send email to Philip Gladstone with this information. The email address can be found at the bottom of this page.

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'FW8560' 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

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 to see if your data is being seen there.

Weather data was seen at around 137 days ago on 2021-07-12.

A recently received report from this station was


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.

A reasonably recent weather report (137 days ago) received from this station was

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: Cheyenne (CYS) .

KSNY4.9 milesSoutheast SIDNEY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, NE, United States (lat 41.0994°, long -102.9856°, altitude 1312 metres) (data present)
FW81557.0 milesSouth Sidney, NE, US (lat 41.0467°, long -103.0667°, altitude 1335 metres) (data present)
FW82257.7 milesSouthwest Sidney, NE, US (lat 41.0708°, long -103.1633°, altitude 1354 metres) (data present)
FW822610.7 milesSouthwest Sidney, NE, US (lat 41.0192°, long -103.1735°, altitude 1364 metres) (data present)
K1IW11.8 milesSoutheast India (sidney), NE (lat 41.0500°, long -102.8700°, altitude 1293 metres) (data present)
DW586713.8 milesEast Sunol, NE, US (lat 41.2000°, long -102.8000°, altitude 1257 metres) (data present)
K1JW14.6 milesSouthwest Juliet (peetz), CO, United States of America (lat 40.9667°, long -103.2000°, altitude 1380 metres) (data present)
K1HW16.8 milesNortheast Hotel (gurley), NE (lat 41.3200°, long -102.8300°, altitude 1263 metres) (data present)
K1KW22.1 milesWest Kilo (dix), NE, United States of America (lat 41.1300°, long -103.4800°, altitude 1439 metres) (data present)
KIBM32.5 milesWest Kimball, Kimball Municipal Airport/Robert E Arraj Field, NE, United States (lat 41.1881°, long -103.6774°, altitude 1501 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


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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