960605: New ASOS sites: where to get info

>From: "Gilbert L. Sebenste" <sebenste@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Organization: Northern Illinois University
>Keywords: 199606042342.AA14237 ASOS locations

Gilbert-

>As you are aware, the new ASOS commissionings now come without lat/lon
>information on them (VERY annoying) inn the NOUS messages. I am trying to
>get this information from stations CEZ, DRO and PPF, in Kansas and
>Colorado. Where can I get lat/lon, elevation, etc. information about these
>and any new stations which come online?

I agree that this is annoying.  I found the information in several places.
First is the ASOS location table that the NWS has on-line:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pub/modernize/asos.txt

Secondly, the McIDAS IDMSL table was recently updated to include most
(if not all) ASOS locations.  Here are the results from the MSL command:

MSL CEZ:

 IDN   ID    STATION NAME         DATA TYPES       ST CO  LAT    LON     ELEV
724767 CEZ   CORTEZ/MONTEZUMA CO     W             CO US  37:18N 108:38W 1803

MSL DRO:

 IDN   ID    STATION NAME         DATA TYPES       ST CO  LAT    LON     ELEV
724625 DRO   DURANGO/LA PLATA CO     W             CO US  37:09N 107:45W 2038

MSL PPF:

 IDN   ID    STATION NAME         DATA TYPES       ST CO  LAT    LON     ELEV
724508 PPF   PARSONS/TRI CITY                      KS US  37:20N 095:31W 274


You can access this table on line at:

http://shecky.unidata.ucar.edu/stations.html

Thirdly, you can check the GEMPAK station table on line at:

http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/chiz/stations/stations.shtml

I'm cc'ing the nws-changes list on this because others probably have
the same question.

>Thanks,
>
>Gilbert
>
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