NonFedAWOS Information for K6V5 (6V5) in Bison Muni, SD, United States of America

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Registered Location

Latitude: 45° 31' 4" N (deg min sec), 45.5179° (decimal), 4531.07N (LORAN)
Longitude: 102° 28' 8" W (deg min sec), -102.4690° (decimal), 10228.14W (LORAN)
Elevation: 849 metres (2785 feet) -- validated against 846 metres (2775 feet) from NED 1/3rd arc-second: Western United States
Location: Bison Muni, SD, United States of America
County: Perkins, SD
Data provider: SUPERAWOS
Forecast Office: Rapid City (UNR)

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'K6V5' 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.

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The location information for this site was gathered from 6 data sources. This position has been modified based on user feedback.

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Data Status

Over the last 28 days, no data was seen on the following dates: 2023-01-09, 2023-01-11 to 2023-01-15, 2023-01-17 to 2023-01-21, 2023-01-23 to 2023-02-04.

All the means and standard deviations shown below are from the last 28 days. Change analysis period to Last 3 days  Last 7 days  Last 14 days  Last 8 weeks  Last 13 weeks  Last 26 weeks  Last 39 weeks  Last 52 weeks  

Neighboring Stations

This is a list of stations that are close to this station. You can look at those for comparison purposes. The average difference between your station and each station below is listed as well. This may allow you to detect local stations which are erroneous. You can also use these numbers to adjust your instruments -- especially if a number of ASOS stations have similar differences to your station. Also, try increasing the analysis period to more than the default 28 days. The difference is only given if both stations report reasonably often during each day. Some stations only report every 6 hours, and this makes the average of less interest. In this case, the average is not displayed. The values reported are the differences between this station and the neighboring station. I.e. if the difference is positive, then this station is reading higher than the neighboring station. Since this station has not been reporting continuously during the analysis period (it missed 24 days out of 28), the offsets below may not be accurate.

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: Rapid City (UNR) .

SHAS220.7 milesNortheast Shadehill Reservoir Near Shadehi, SD, United States Of America (lat 45.7533°, long -102.2033°, altitude 685 metres)
FW976429.8 milesNorthwest Ralph, SD, US (lat 45.7205°, long -103.0137°, altitude 838 metres)
KLEM32.8 milesNortheast Lemmon Municipal Airport, SD, United States of America (lat 45.9187°, long -102.1062°, altitude 783 metres)
KHEI35.2 milesNorth HETTINGER MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, ND, United States (lat 46.0106°, long -102.6497°, altitude 824 metres)
KD0740.1 milesSoutheast FAITH, SOUTH DAKOTA, SD, United States (lat 45.0326°, long -102.0200°, altitude 787 metres)
FW513845.4 milesSouth Mud Butte, SD, US (lat 44.8655°, long -102.5657°, altitude 801 metres)
K2WX52.5 milesWest BUFFALO, SD, United States (lat 45.6044°, long -103.5464°, altitude 915 metres)
KBWW60.1 milesNorthwest Bowman Rgnl, Bowman, ND, United States of America (lat 46.1655°, long -103.3007°, altitude 903 metres)
MTM3382.3 milesWest BLM Capitol, MT, United States Of America (lat 45.3200°, long -104.1400°, altitude 1008 metres)
KDIK89.9 milesNorth THEODORE ROOSEVELT REGIONAL, ND, United States (lat 46.7973°, long -102.8019°, altitude 787 metres)

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.

Overall website comments, problems etc to Philip Gladstone
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