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Offline galfert

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PURPOSE: The purpose of this thread is to share about websites, apps, or services where registered CWOP stations (MADIS) data show up. Not interested in other places where you can publish your data via other software or hardware. The purpose is to share of services that pick up MADIS stations only. It might be interesting to learn what websites, apps or services pickup your MADIS data.

BACKGROUND: When you confirm your registration for your CWOP station within a few days the data starts to get ingested by NOAA's MADIS. From there it can be picked up by a number of weather services. Most of us that publish to CWOP are probably going to be familiar with the more popular and basically known places to see your data.

CWOP vs MADIS: Anyone can register for a CWOP station ID but only those residing in the USA can register to have their CWOP station ingested by MADIS. Therefore most of the list of sites mentioned by this thread are only for those stations in the US.

THE BASICS: When you first begin to publish your registered CWOP weather station data these are the basic known places to see your data:

- FindU.com - This is where you see your CWOP station raw data and recent graphs.
You can see anyone's CWOP station by completing the the following URL:
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wxpage.cgi?call=xWnnnn - Where x = C through F (currently) and nnnn is the numerical part of your ID. Ham radio call signs don't follow this naming method as they just use their radio call sign instead.
If you don't know the CWOP ID then you can use the following URL:
http://www.wxqa.com/shortform.html

- GladstoneFamily.net - This is where you can get MADIS score rating information about your station, get recommended analysis graphs for calibrating your station, or compare your station to other nearby stations. This is linked to from the station's FindU page under the Quality Control Graphs link.
https://weather.gladstonefamily.net/cgi-bin/wxqchart.pl?site=xnnnn  - where x is C through F (currently) and nnnn is the numerical part of your ID. Ham radio stations follow a different naming which is differen than their call sign.

- MADIS Surface Map - Also called NOAA mesonet display - This is linked to from where you signed up for CWOP on wxqa.com. This shows you all the active MADIS stations on nice map. You can mouse over a station to get recent live data and QC ratings. You can also click on the station and get overview data and plot some graphs for the different sensors.
https://madis-data.ncep.noaa.gov/MadisSurface/

- Weather Underground - Well WU used to pick up MADIS stations and show them. They even ask you to enter your MADIS ID if you also report with a WU station ID, so that they don't duplicated the data on their map. Since July 2018 they stopped picking up MADIS data. They still have a place for you to enter your MADIS ID on your station setup and perhaps as they continue their upgrades this feature may return.
https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap (leaving this link for hopeful future use again)

ADDITIONAL WEBSITES THAT PUBLISH CWOP or MADIS DATA (Updated from follow-up posts in this thread)
Read follow-up posts to learn tips on how to use these. Because some of these don't default to showing you CWOP/MADIS. This is just a summary list.

- University of Utah MesoWest network
https://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/mesomap.cgi

- aprs.fi
https://aprs.fi

-   NOAA NWS Weather Conditions
https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=lox&sid=XNNN&num=48

-   Windy.com - focus is on wind...but all the other data is there too. great for looking at barometric fronts.
https://www.windy.com

- NWS Weather Map
https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/

- Weatherobs.com
http://weatherobs.com/

- WindAlert.com
http://windalert.com/map

- FAWN - Florida Automated Weather Network
https://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu/mffw/index.html

- APRS Direct
https://www.aprsdirect.com

- CWOP Weather by HighlandsRanchWeather.com
http://www.highlandsranchweather.com/CWOPWeather

- SailWx.info - a map tool that shows CWOP stations.
https://www.sailwx.info/wxobs/stationpick.phtml
https://www.sailwx.info/wxobs/stationreport.phtml?wxid=MADISID


MOBILE APPS THAT DISPLAY CWOP/MADIS STATIONS
Read follow-up posts to learn tips on how to use these. Because some don't default to showing you CWOP/MADIS. This is just a summary list.

- NOAA Weather Unofficial - This Android app will show you MADIS stations and provide NOAA forecasts in graph form!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nstudio.weatherhere.free



TO BE CONTINUED... Please add to this thread if you know of another place where your MADIS data shows up or where it is used.

« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 10:44:39 AM by galfert »
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Here are some other places to see your MADIS weather stations data…

-   University of Utah MesoWest network – When you work on this map you need to select either All Networks or specify APRSWXNET/CWOP to see your MADIS station data, and you also need to select the correct region, then click Refresh Map. Then click on the station and see more data and graphs.
https://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/mesomap.cgi

-   aprs.fi – Technically this is not MADIS as the website shows weather stations reporting through the APRS Internet and Radio network. But it shows not just weather stations but other types of objects using the network for other purposes like tracking and ham radio operations. This (APRS) is the protocol that CWOP stations use to transmit their weather data on the Internet (and radio). This is your data before it gets ingested by MADIS.
https://aprs.fi

-   NOAA NWS Weather Conditions – This website shows some basic graphs and data gathered from mesowest. I don’t know where this page is linked from. If anyone knows let me know. All I know to do is change the XNNN in the link to correspond to the MADIS ID. You can change the last num=48 to a different number of hours to see more or less data and graphs.
https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=lox&sid=XNNN&num=48

-   Windy.com – Now we are getting into some interesting websites that use MADIS data. The map will show all the active MADIS stations but you’ll need to zoom in far enough and have the right settings turned on. To see the MADIS stations you must select either the Reported Wind or Reported Temperature icons on the bottom of the map (see screenshot below). If you click on a station you’ll also get some graphs and you can move a slider to change the number of days from now to the past 20 days. There is even a forecast link for that station which then gives a nice graphical forecast.
https://www.windy.com

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Anyone know any other places where CWOP or MADIS data shows up?...please add them to this list.

« Last Edit: September 24, 2018, 04:44:54 PM by galfert »
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Okay I found out where the NWS Weather Conditions link comes from (sort of). You need to be in the NWS Map. Ensure you have the correct map settings first. Then click on the station, followed by clicking on 3 day or 7 day historical observations link for that station.

- NWS Weather Map - Another place where your CWOP MADIS station data shows up.
https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/

You do need to have the correct map settings to see your station. Go to the Overlays section, then select the Observations tab, then ensure you turn on the check box for "Surface Observations." Lastly make sure below that the the network Provider type drop down box is set to All Networks or APRSWXNET/CWOP. I like leaving it set to All Networks so I can see and compare local airports at the same time.

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This screenshot below shows you where you pull up the historical observations (mentioned in earlier post) after clicking on a station. Even though it looks the same as what was mentioned in the prior post, the resulting link is different. So I still don't really know how to land on the prior posts page directly. You can manipulate the resulting URL to customize the amount of data and graphs that show up (for either one).

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Anyone know any other places where CWOP or MADIS data shows up?...please add them to this list.

« Last Edit: September 23, 2018, 05:57:53 PM by galfert »
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Yep found another one...

- Weatherobs.com - This website is run by a company in UK. I thought at first it was associated with Met Office but it isn't. To see CWOP stations you need to go to settings (Gear) and then select to turn on, "Show Amateur Stations" and set to Yes. I recommend changing the units (if you live in the US to Imperial), and set the map to open and center at your location (or it defaults to Europe as center) by entering in your Lat and Long in decimal format (don't forget the minus for Western Longitudes), and I like a zoom level of 11. Pretty cool graphs when you select a station and go to the Dashboard for that station.
http://weatherobs.com/

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Anyone know any other places where CWOP or MADIS data shows up?...please add them to this list.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2018, 05:09:13 PM by galfert »
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I suppose we shouldn't limit ourselves to just websites. Mobile apps are just as helpful and popular for accessing weather data.

- NOAA Weather Unofficial app - This Android app will show you NWS MADIS stations and provide NOAA forecasts. There is a free version and a paid ad-free version. I didn't find an iOS version. It has some pretty neat forecast graphs.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nstudio.weatherhere.free

Follow these steps to get NOAA Weather Unofficial to show you your favorite MADIS station:
1 - Tap the Menu (three dots) button on the top right corner.
2 - Select Tab Options from the drop down list.
3 - Put Check Mark on "Use Alternate (larger) Station List."
4 - Tap top left corner of app where the Logo is (yep that is a button.)
5 - Tap the Map icon (not the + Add Location.)
6 - Tap the center of the place where you want to find a station (doesn't have to be precise.)
7 - Wait for the "Loading..." to stop.
8 - Tap the banner above your red marker showing you the GPS location for that stop.
9 - Tap on the newly listed saved location.
10 - Wait for "Downloading Forecast..." to finish (1 or 2 secs.)
11 - Tap on Current Observations.
12 - Tap on More Stations (or click on the Map icon to select nearest station.)
13 - Wait for station data to load (Ignore N/A when it is done then go to next step.)
14 - Select the station you want from the resulting list (even if it shows N/A with no current data.)
15 - Tap on Refresh (circular arrows) on the top of the app bar.
16 - Station data should now be current (if the station is live and reporting.)
17 - Last weather data with Updated time stamp and station ID should be showing.
18 - Scroll down for future forecast for this location.
19 - Don't forget to check out the forecast graphs! Tap on graph icon at the bottom of the Hourly tab, then slide your finger on the graph.

This is a very nicely done app. More powerful than it seems at first glance.

Anyone know any other places where CWOP or MADIS data shows up?...please add them to this list. ...anyone???....is there an echo here?

« Last Edit: September 25, 2018, 12:58:36 PM by galfert »
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You covered all the places I'm familiar with.  ;)
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You covered all the places I'm familiar with.  ;)

Well there is more. I'm holding out on ya'.   :wink:  I'm waiting to see if anyone has anything to share and giving others a chance to participate. Yet I know I can't possibly know all of them as I'm still finding new places. I hope this encourages others to search and see what they find.
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Well I waited a month to see if anyone would spend some time and see what they uncovered....and we have nothing.
So I'll post the last of what I was holding on to. Yet still I know our CWOP data just has to be in yet more places.

- WindAlert.com - Just go to the map and zoom in to the area of interest to find your station.
http://windalert.com/map

- FAWN - Florida Automated Weather Network; If you live in Florida you can find your station on this network run by the University of Florida. But be sure to turn the check box on the map to show NOAA stations. Go Gators!
https://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu/mffw/index.html

- APRS Direct - Another website that pulls data directly from the APRS network, like aprs.fi.
https://www.aprsdirect.com

- CWOP Weather by HighlandsRanchWeather.com - also another APRS network map tool.
http://www.highlandsranchweather.com/CWOPWeather

- SailWx.info - a map tool that shows CWOP stations. Zoom in the map (all the way) and then click on the station name in the list below the map for the station details. alternatively use the direct link replacing MADISID with your station name. Not much but it is something.
https://www.sailwx.info/wxobs/stationpick.phtml
https://www.sailwx.info/wxobs/stationreport.phtml?wxid=MADISID

« Last Edit: October 28, 2018, 02:28:08 PM by galfert »
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http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wxpage.cgi?call=FW1811&last=24&units=metric  <--- it's OK

https://weather.gladstonefamily.net/cgi-bin/wxqchart.pl?site=fw1811   <---- The site id FW1811 is invalid or no data has been seen.

what can I do ?
« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 05:34:22 AM by kan6526 »

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http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wxpage.cgi?call=FW1811&last=24&units=metric  <--- it's OK

https://weather.gladstonefamily.net/cgi-bin/wxqchart.pl?site=fw1811   <---- The site id FW1811 is invalid or no data has been seen.

what can I do ?

EDITED:
Gladstonefamily.net [analysis] is only for registered US CWOP stations that get ingested by The National Weather Service's MADIS. There is nothing you can do if you don't live in the USA. You'll need to register to show up on gladstonefamily.net.

Most of the sites and services mentioned in this thread will not work for you except aprs.fi and aprsdirect.com (and gladstonefamily.net without analysis data). This is because most of the sites and services mentioned in this thread are picking up only CWOP stations that report into MADIS.

« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 11:06:46 AM by galfert »
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I misspoke. Gladstonefamily will work but you will not get analysis data [red line on graphs]. Your station is not yet registered with Gladstonefamily.net.  It takes about a week to show up on Gladstonefamily. Probably by Wednesday this week.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 11:03:55 AM by galfert »
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my CWOP
https://weather.gladstonefamily.net/site/F1811

other's one
https://www.windy.com/station/madis-D5432?pressure,2018-12-15-00,24.557,120.863,8,i:pressure

What can I do to be like this?

I don't think that there is anything you can do, but wait. Your station only has been up for 11 days reporting to CWOP. The problem could be just that Windy.com has not yet refreshed their database to pick up new stations. Windy.com does not have any set procedure for getting your station to show up. They just do what they do, and if you report to CWOP/MADIS you show up automatically. But I'm not sure how long it takes for them to update their database.

On the other hand it is possible that you may never show up. The reason I say that you may never show up is because Windy.com shows MADIS stations and your station being that it is in Taiwan is not really being ingested by MADIS. It is rather curious how you have shared a link to another station that is in Taiwan and is showing up on Windy.com. That station is not on MADIS yet it is being picked up somehow. Give it a few weeks and see what happens.
« Last Edit: Today at 04:48:43 PM by galfert »
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CWOP: FW3708  |  AWEKAS: 14814
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