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CRONOS Database » Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport (KIXA)

Station: KIXA - Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport        Date of first observation: June 25, 2009
Station type: AWOS - what is this?        
City, State: Roanoke Rapids, NC      County: Halifax County
Latitude: 36.32979°      Longitude: -77.63523°
Elevation: 145 feet above sea level You may select another station if you wish:

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Climate division: NC08 - Northern Coastal Plain
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This station is in the AWOS network. Parameter Metadata for AWOS stations:

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Air Temperature
resistive temperature device (RTD)
-89F to 130F (-128C to 54C)
RMSE: of +/- 1.8F
1min
1min
5min
60min
Dew Point
chilled mirror
-80F to 86F (-62C to 30C)
RMSE: of 1.1F to 7.9F
1min
1min
5min
60min
Pressure
redundant pressure cells
572mb to 1067mb
+/- 0.7mb
1min
1min
5min
60min
Wind Speed
cup anemometer
0 to 125kts
+/-2kts or within 5%, whichever is greater
5sec
5sec
2min
60min
Wind Direction
vane
0 to 359deg
+/- 5deg when speed is >5kts
5s
5s
2min
60min
Liquid Precipitation
heated tipping bucket
Infinite in increments of tips
within 1% if <1 in/hr, -3% if 1-2in/hr, -5% if 2-3in/hr
1min
1min
1min
60min
Present Weather Identification
Precipitation Identifier (PI)
Detects light, mod., and heavy rain or snow; or mixed precip
Solid: 99% dectected, 97% correctly ID'ed; Liquid: 99%, 97%
1min
1min
10min
60min
Freezing Rain Occurrence
vibrating element
Any accumulation over 0.01"/hr
99% in precip. rates>=0.05
1min
1min
15min
60min
Cloud Height
laser ceilometer
100 to 12,000ft
+/-100ft or within 5%, whichever is greater
12sec
30sec
30min
60min
Visibility
forward scatter meter
<0.25 to 10+ miles
+/- 0.25mi btwn 0-4miles, +/-1.25mi btwn 4-10miles
1min
1min
10min
60min
Obstructions to Vision
derived from T, Td, and visibility sensors
can report fog, mist, and haze
When visibility <7 miles
derived
derived
derived
60min
Thunderstorms
wideband electric field
30miles
T-storms: 100% w/in 10mi, cloud to ground lightning: 90% w/in 10mi
1min
1min
1min
60min

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