Reading RAWS Data, NWS Denver
Reading RAWS Data
|STATION||Name or Location of RAWS station.
|FWZ||Fire Weather Zone number.
|ELEV||Elevation of station in feet.
|DATE/TIME||Day of month / Time in GMT (GMT = MDT + 6 hours)
|TEMP||Current temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.
|DWPT||Current dew point temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.
|WIND||Wind speed and direction. Wind speed is in tens
of degrees and speed is in miles per hour. (Example: 3314 would mean a wind from
330 degrees (or northwest) and a speed of 14 mph)
|GUST||Direction and speed of wind gust using same
format as mentioned above.
|RH||Relative Humidity expressed as a percent
|PCPN||Accumulated Precipitation (time frame unknown).
The asterisked zone numbers in the RAWS data table are the Public Zone numbers.
To see a geographical description of the zones click on
Public Forecast Zones
or on Fire Weather Zones
RAWS data is updated twice an hour and includes information for portions of
Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico. Some sites do not provide information
every hour, but when it does report, the missing hours will be included.
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