About the Weather Data
All raw station data are processed and values calculated for barometric pressure, dew point, heat index, wind chill and numerous other parameters with Weather Display weather station software, which then uploads the data via a dedicated FTP connection to this website. This website is updated approximately every 5 seconds by Weather Display.
Weather Display is also used to upload data from this station to the Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP), PWS Weather and Weather Underground. The data upload frequency to these sites varies between 5 seconds to 10 minutes.
CWOP in particular is instrumental in sharing PWS data with the rest of the world. CWOP servers continuously transmit PWS data to FINDU, a database for archiving weather, geographic location, telemetry, and message data. At 15-minute intervals, NOAA automatically fetches the latest PWS data from FINDU and ingests it into the MADIS database where all data are quality controlled for accuracy and spatial consistency, and then merged with data from over 25,000 Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) locations.
MADIS data are disseminated to other NOAA agencies, including National Weather Service offices throughout the United States, which use the data for weather forecasting. Many academic, science, and government organizations around the world use MADIS data for education and research purposes.
Location: South Washington Ave near Route 66 (Elm) in Lebanon, Missouri
Latitude: 37.679 Longitude: -92.657
Elevation above sea level: 1267 feet – Station elevation above ground: 15 feet
Weather Station: Ambient WS-2902 Osprey WIFI
Computer Hardware: Lenovo Thinkstation I5 – running Weather Display Software
Lebanon Weather Underground Weather Station ID: KMOLEBAN11
PWS Weather Station ID : LEB001
CWOP Station ID: FW2552