CW3E Surface Met Data Now Available on MesoWest and MADIS

May 11, 2020

We are excited to announce that data from 11 CW3E surface met stations are now being disseminated to University of Utah’s MesoWest, a public data repository for real-time atmospheric data. The data is made available through a connection with Synoptic Data PBC, an entity formed out of MesoWest initiatives. These 11 stations monitor the Mendocino, Yuba, Feather, and Santa Ana watersheds in California as part of CW3E’s Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations (FIRO) program. FIRO is a management strategy that leverages watershed data for use in meteorological and hydrological forecasting to improve water supply management and flood risk reduction. Click on the station ID to view the real-time and historical weather station data.

Synoptic Data is also transmitting CW3E station data to MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System) for use by the National Weather Service.

We are very grateful for MesoWest’s assistance and glad to now have our CW3E station data publicly available in this repository that is regularly accessed by tens of thousands of users in the government, industry, research, and education sectors.

Data remain available on the CW3E website and the NOAA Hydrometeorology Testbed data viewer. Historical data can be downloaded on CW3E’s ftp site. For any questions, please contact

MesoWest Links:
Boyes Creek Canyon (C3BCC)
Downieville (C3DLA)
Deerwood (C3DRW)
Feather River College (C3FRC)
Hells Delight Canyon (C3HDC)
New Bullards Bar Dam (C3NBB)
North Cow Mountain (C3NCM)
Pottery Valley North (C3PVN)
Skyline Harvest (C3SKY)
Seven Oaks Dam (C3SOD)
Windy Gap (C3WDG)

National Weather Service Links: