About This Plainview MN Weather Station

 

About W0CHP-13 (NWS/MADIS: AV025) APRSWXNET/CWOP WX Station; Plainview, MN USA

What is all of this stuff? What is CWOP, MADIS, WX, etc.?

This is live data from my personal automated surface weather (WX) station at home. I participate in programs to which I share my WX data in real-time, notably CWOP/APRSWXNET, in order to help enable better WX forecasts...

The Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) is a network of privately owned electronic weather stations in the United States. Network participation allows volunteers with computerized weather stations to send automated surface weather observations to the National Weather Service (NWS) by way of the Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS). This data is then used by the Rapid Refresh (RAP) forecast model to produce short term forecasts (3 to 12 hours into the future) of conditions across the United States' lower 48 states. Observations are also re-distributed to the public.

Learn more about CWOP/APRSWXNET...

NOAA NCEP:
https://madis.ncep.noaa.gov/madis_cwop.shtml
Citizen Weather Observer Program Homepage:
http://www.wxqa.com
APRSWXNET Homepage:
http://www.findu.com/citizenweather/

WX Observations from this Station (APRS and otherwise)

WX Data Quality Assurance for this Station

Colophon:

NWS/MADIS ID:
AV025
APRS(WXnet) Callsign:
W0CHP-13
Altitude:
1200 feet AMSL
Location:
44° 09.99' N, 092° 10.12' W
WX Station Tech Details:
HW: WX Station Bridge, Raspberry Pi and RF (APRS) via 144.390 MHz. SW: DireWolf, APRX, WeeWX and Linux.
Web Server:
Apache HTTP Server & FreeBSD
Weather Icons and Graphics:
Manifest Interactive's WU Icons.
Weather Icons by Erik Flowers.
Climacons by Adam Whitcroft.