Member CW2433 of the Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP).
The positioning and calibration of the weather station sensors has been carefully considered to maximize accuracy of the readings. We use CWOP to help make sure our data is accurate.
The following is data reported to CWOP for CarterLake.org (C2433 in blue) with the predicted data based on surrounding stations (C2433 Analysis in red). Also included is the reported data for the National Weather Service meteorological station at Eppley Airfield (KOMA in purple). Eppley is the weather most often quoted by news and Internet sources for the Omaha area. It is a mere 1.6 miles from CarterLake.org.
News Channel 6, WOWT NBC in Omaha, routinely uses information from our weather station in their broadcasts. Here we see Chief Meteorologist Jim Flowers discussing weather conditions in Carter Lake during a live broadcast. WOWT and any other interested parties get our quality-checked data from CWOP.
You can see CarterLake.org's CWOP data graphs here.
You can also see how CarterLake.org compares with the other sites in the CWOP network. This shows the performance of all the CWOP sites with CarterLake.org marked specially. The target quality box is also shown.
This quality checker was developed by Philip Gladstone, CW0003.
CWOP is a private-public partnership with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. It's three main goals:
1) To collect weather data contributed by citizens.
2) To make this data available for weather services.
3) To provide feedback to the data contributors so that they have the tools to check and improve their data quality.