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Offline benay ra'am

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Setting up CWOP
« on: January 09, 2018, 07:44:38 PM »
What are the exact steps I have to take to set up a CWOP account?.........................
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Re: Setting up CWOP
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 10:39:06 PM »
It's pretty easy if you already send data to another service. I would make sure that your system is working reliably before diving into CWOP. CWOP's systems are not a polished as other services, but it is generally reliable.

To get going on CWOP:
  • Make sure your weather station upload software can talk to CWOP. Ask for help if you can't figure out if this is true for your situation.
  • Request a CWOP ID here:

    You will get an ID that looks like FW####.

  • Add your CWOP ID to your weather station upload software and start sending data to CWOP. There is no password required.
  • After a while verify your packets are getting into the system and the data looks correct. Easy way to get there is to go to this page, search for your CWOP ID, and follow the 'WxGraph' link. The "Weather data" link in the sidebar on FindU can decode your packets if the data looks incorrect.

    Bookmark the results page as it has several handy links.

  • Verify your location is showing up in the right spot by looking at the Position link on FindU. If the dot is in the wrong spot, update your latitude & longitude in your weather station upload software.
  • Once everything is working as it should, email and ask to register your station. They will send back a form with some extra info; once filled out and returned, your data will start showing up on mesowest and MADIS.

Once you feel REALLY comfortable, then explore turning on the QA reports. Read the stickied post in this forum first, though, as weather QA is harder than it looks.

Let us know here if you run into any roadblocks.