About Four Oaks Weather

Four Oaks Weather is a member of CWOP. The Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) allows users with computerized weather stations to send their information via a Web site to be included into the United States Mesonet. This data is then used by the Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) forecast model to produce short term forecasts (3 to 12 hours into the future) of conditions across the United States' lower 48 states.

The data we collect is reported to CWOP, Weather Underground, and MADIS ( Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). MADIS is a division of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). MADIS integrates weather observations from numerous different sources, including CWOP, and drives a number of different weather forecasting products. Incoming data are subjected to temporary and spatial consistency checks, and quality flags are stored with the data, to enable users to access the most trustworthy data possible.

Location and Equipment

Latitude: 35° 24' 46" N (deg min sec), 35.4128° (decimal), 3524.77N (LORAN)
Longitude: 78° 23' 7" W (deg min sec), -78.3851° (decimal), 07823.11W (LORAN)
Elevation: 43 metres (141 feet) -- validated against 42 metres (137 feet) from NED 1/9th arc-second: North Carolina
Location: Four Oaks, NC USA
County: Johnston, NC
Forecast Office: Raleigh/Durham (RAH)
Site Manager/Operator: David Parker
Station type/software: Davis Vantage Pro 2/Vue with Weatherlink Powered by Dell.  Updates pushed to fowx.info and Weather Underground at 5 minute intervals.  

**Disclaimer: This is a personal weather station maintained by David Parker. No claims or guarantees are made regarding the accuracy of data contained on this site. As such, the data on this site should not be used for safety related activity or for planning events which coincide with particular weather conditions.**

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