Synop Information for KFAI (FAI) in Fairbanks International Airport, AK, United States of America (site inactive)

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Registered Location

Latitude: 64° 48' 11" N (deg min sec), 64.8031° (decimal), 6448.19N (LORAN)
Longitude: 147° 52' 34" W (deg min sec), -147.8760° (decimal), 14752.56W (LORAN)
Elevation: 138 metres (454 feet) -- validated against 133 metres (436 feet) from NED 2 arc-second: Alaska
WMO Id: 70261
Location: Fairbanks International Airport, AK, United States of America
Borough: Fairbanks North Star, AK
Forecast Offices: Anchorage (AFC), Fairbanks (AFG)
Airport diagram: PDF from FAA

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'KFAI' 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 13 data sources. This position has been modified based on user feedback.

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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: Anchorage (AFC),Fairbanks (AFG) .

DW14546.3 milesNorth Goldstream Creek;FBKS, AK, US (lat 64.8938°, long -147.8757°, altitude 181 metres) (data present)
DW69928.5 milesNorth Fairbanks, AK, US (lat 64.9263°, long -147.8882°, altitude 337 metres) (data present)
RSQA210.5 milesNortheast North Bias Drive, AK, US (lat 64.9000°, long -147.6000°, altitude 294 metres) (data present)
WL7GX-1312.1 milesNortheast Fairbanks, AK, US (lat 64.9165°, long -147.5637°, altitude 443 metres) (data present)
EW812913.6 milesEast North Pole, AK, US (lat 64.7932°, long -147.4133°, altitude 337 metres) (data present)
KL4TQ14.0 milesNorthwest FAIRBANKS, AK, US (lat 64.9240°, long -148.2600°, altitude 503 metres) (data present)
FW331815.7 milesEast North Pole, AK, US (lat 64.7678°, long -147.3485°, altitude 151 metres) (data present)
KL1YC39.8 milesSouthwest Nenana, AK, US (lat 64.5578°, long -149.0918°, altitude 108 metres) (data present)
MTCA266.2 milesNortheast Montana Creek DOT, AK, US (lat 65.4000°, long -146.1000°, altitude 916 metres) (data present)
KC7FWK-1389.7 milesSoutheast Delta Junction, AK, US (lat 63.9810°, long -145.5537°, altitude 408 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.

Overall website comments, problems etc to Philip Gladstone
Page layout last modified Sunday, 28 February 2016
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