MesoWest Information for NM6ZM in 6ZM Desert View, NM, United States Of America

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Registered Location

Latitude: 31° 47' 46" N (deg min sec), 31.7961° (decimal), 3147.77N (LORAN)
Longitude: 106° 35' 2" W (deg min sec), -106.5839° (decimal), 10635.03W (LORAN)
Elevation: 1177 metres (3860 feet) -- validated against 1169 metres (3836 feet) from NED 1/3rd arc-second: Western United States
Location: 6ZM Desert View, NM, United States Of America
County: Dona Ana, NM
Data provider: NMAQ
County warning area: EPZ

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'NM6ZM' marker) will display the latitude/longitude of that point.

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The location information for this site was gathered from 1 data source. 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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Data Status

Data is being received for this station, but until the end of day processing has been run (about 12 hours after the end of the UTC day), the graphs will not appear.

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 in your County Warning Area: EPZ .

UP9570.7 milesWest Lizrd1, NM, United States Of America (lat 31.7992°, long -106.5953°, altitude 1193 metres) (data present)
FW03633.6 milesNortheast El Paso, TX, US (lat 31.8380°, long -106.5462°, altitude 1216 metres) (data present)
EW02065.2 milesNortheast El Paso, TX, US (lat 31.8373°, long -106.5097°, altitude 1362 metres) (data present)
AN4955.2 milesEast El Paso UTEP C12, TX, United States of America (lat 31.7681°, long -106.5011°, altitude 1159 metres) (data present)
DW72105.3 milesNortheast El Paso, TX, US (lat 31.8542°, long -106.5245°, altitude 1333 metres) (data present)
STSN55.3 milesNorthwest Santa Teresa Fire Station, NM, United States Of America (lat 31.8552°, long -106.6425°, altitude 1165 metres) (data present)
FW25485.7 milesSoutheast Centro Comunitario La Montada MX (lat 31.7250°, long -106.5353°, altitude 1253 metres) (data present)
DW85126.3 milesNorthwest Santa Teresa, NM, US (lat 31.8688°, long -106.6487°, altitude 1160 metres) (data present)
NWSEP8.5 milesNorthwest Santa Teresa NWS RSOIS, NM, United States Of America (lat 31.8728°, long -106.6977°, altitude 1254 metres) (data present)
KDNA8.6 milesNorthwest Dona Ana County Intl Jetport, NM, United States of America (lat 31.8728°, long -106.6981°, altitude 1254 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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