MesoWest Information for MDFI1 in Mud Flat, ID, United States Of America

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Registered Location

Latitude: 42° 36' 1" N (deg min sec), 42.6004° (decimal), 4236.02N (LORAN)
Longitude: 116° 33' 33" W (deg min sec), -116.5593° (decimal), 11633.56W (LORAN)
Elevation: 1746 metres (5730 feet) -- validated against 1752 metres (5747 feet) from Google
Location: Mud Flat, ID, United States Of America
County: Owyhee, ID
Data provider: SNOTEL
Forecast Office: Boise (BOI)

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'MDFI1' 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 2 data sources. The source which most closely matches the consensus is chosen. Many of these sources only report the location to the nearest minute (or hundredth of degree). This can lead to the marker being placed noticeably incorrectly. Please see Discussion of Location Errors for more information. Show location history.

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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: Boise (BOI) .

SMTI120.7 milesNorthwest South Mtn., ID, United States Of America (lat 42.7648°, long -116.9004°, altitude 1981 metres)
GDVI33.5 milesNortheast Grand View, ID, United States Of America (lat 42.9125°, long -116.0561°, altitude 786 metres) (data present)
KU9138.1 milesSoutheast Grasmere, ID, United States of America (lat 42.3733°, long -115.8794°, altitude 1564 metres)
K1U342.6 milesNorth Murphy, ID, United States of America (lat 43.2159°, long -116.5484°, altitude 870 metres)
BALO343.3 milesNorthwest Baltzor Ranch Near Sheaville Nea, OR, United States Of America (lat 43.1069°, long -117.0603°, altitude 1408 metres) (data present)
DANO346.1 milesNorthwest Danner, OR, United States Of America (lat 42.9403°, long -117.3403°, altitude 1287 metres) (data present)
KMUO46.4 milesNortheast Mountain Home Air Force Base, ID, United States (lat 43.0436°, long -115.8724°, altitude 913 metres) (data present)
KU7655.8 milesNortheast Mountain Home Muni, ID, United States of America (lat 43.1298°, long -115.7294°, altitude 965 metres) (data present)
UP23756.4 milesNortheast Simco, ID, United States Of America (lat 43.2758°, long -115.9363°, altitude 970 metres) (data present)
UP07856.6 milesNortheast Mthome, ID, United States Of America (lat 43.0746°, long -115.6498°, altitude 943 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.

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