Author Topic: How can my wind QC ever pass MADIS if my local airport can't?  (Read 154 times)

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Offline drewsaur

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Greetings! This is my first post here. I have seen a lot of informative discussions about MADIS QC since getting involved in this fascinating world of CWOP, and I wanted to ask something that I haven't quite seen addressed in this forum elsewhere.

Like many PWSs, after my data was run for a couple of weeks, my Wind QC comes up as less than satisfactory:

https://weather.gladstonefamily.net/site/G0132

But nobody around me seems to have good Wind QC, either...including my local airport (which is not a small or insignificant airport!):

https://weather.gladstonefamily.net/site/KROC

If my local airport fails MADIS Wind QC, then what hope is there for little old me? I noticed at the time of sending this, my reported data and KROC's reported data basically matched, while the "Analysis" for our two stations differed wildly. Might this be just a factor of lots of bad wind data around me (and around our airport, which I would think should be considered authoritative)?

Drew
« Last Edit: July 21, 2021, 12:18:08 PM by drewsaur »

Offline CamarilloWX

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Re: How can my wind QC ever pass MADIS if my local airport can't?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 12:39:14 PM »
Welcome to the forum.  The wind analysis has had issues for a while.  Take a look at https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=39095.msg409212#msg409212 and https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=41451.msg424730#msg424730
« Last Edit: July 21, 2021, 12:42:00 PM by CamarilloWX »
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Offline drewsaur

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Re: How can my wind QC ever pass MADIS if my local airport can't?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2021, 01:19:12 PM »
Many thanks! Great reference. I appreciate that.