MesoWest Information for RICMT in Rice Ridge, MT, United States Of America

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Registered Location

Latitude: 48° 2' 14" N (deg min sec), 48.0373° (decimal), 4802.24N (LORAN)
Longitude: 112° 11' 48" W (deg min sec), -112.1966° (decimal), 11211.80W (LORAN)
Elevation: 1245 metres (4085 feet) -- validated against 1239 metres (4066 feet) from NED 1/3rd arc-second: Western United States
Location: Rice Ridge, MT, United States Of America
County: Teton, MT
Data provider: MCSCN
Forecast Office: Great Falls (TFX)

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'RICMT' 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 covered by your Forecast Office: Great Falls (TFX) .

PRKMT6.2 milesSouthwest Bynum Livestock, MT, United States Of America (lat 47.9814°, long -112.3017°, altitude 1214 metres) (data present)
MTPND6.8 milesWest Pendroy US-89 MP 62.6, MT, United States Of America (lat 48.0732°, long -112.3342°, altitude 1279 metres) (data present)
TRFM9.6 milesSouth Teton River, MT, United States Of America (lat 47.9006°, long -112.1597°, altitude 1174 metres) (data present)
MTM4911.3 milesSoutheast MDA Choteau, MT, United States Of America (lat 47.8900°, long -112.0900°, altitude 1156 metres)
KCDM13.6 milesNortheast Conrad Airport, MT, United States of America (lat 48.1686°, long -111.9765°, altitude 1080 metres)
KCII14.5 milesSouth Choteau, Choteau, MT, United States of America (lat 47.8283°, long -112.1683°, altitude 1203 metres) (data present)
K7S718.3 milesNorth Valier, MT, United States of America (lat 48.3000°, long -112.2509°, altitude 1164 metres)
DELMT19.3 milesWest Dellwo, MT, United States Of America (lat 47.9849°, long -112.6053°, altitude 1435 metres) (data present)
K1HM26.3 milesSoutheast Hotel (fairfield), MT, United States of America (lat 47.6975°, long -111.9429°, altitude 1179 metres) (data present)
K5U126.6 milesSoutheast Dutton, MT, United States of America (lat 47.8472°, long -111.6983°, altitude 1127 metres)

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
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