How to Read the GEMPAK Upper Air Station Tables at FSU

The primary station table for GEMPAK is located in the directory $GEMTBL and is known by the file name snstns.tbl. Here is the listing for Tallahassee:

TLH   72214 TALLAHASSEE                      FL US  3040  -8435    18  1

Note that when you do an idsta command on TLH you receive the following:

CITY            St Cn   ID   W   Lat     Long    Elv SynID
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TALLAHASSEE     FL US   TLH *2   30.38  -84.37    21 72214

As you can see, the information is basically the same (to 3 significant figures for latitude and longitude, anyway!). The difference is that one station table is used for GEMPAK and one is used for WXP.

Upper Air Stations - Contiguous United States

EYW   72201 KEY WEST                MIA   72202 MIAMI
JAX   72206 JACKSONVILLE            CHS   72208 CHARLESTON
TBW   72210 TAMPA BAY               TLH   72214 TALLAHASSEE
FFC   72215 PEACHTREE CITY          VPS   72221 EGLIN AFB
BMX   72230 SHELBY CO AIRPT         SIL   72233 SLIDELL
JAN   72235 JACKSON                 LCH   72240 LAKE CHARLES
SHV   72248 SHREVEPORT	            FWD   72249 FORT WORTH
BRO   72250 BROWNSVILLE	            CRP   72251 CORPUS CHRISTI
DRT   72261 DEL RIO                 MAF   72265 MIDLAND
ELP   72270 EL PASO                 TUS   72274 TUCSON
MYF   72293 SAN DIEGO               MHX   72305 MOREHEAD CITY
GSO   72317 GREENSBORO              BNA   72327 NASHVILLE
LZK   72340 NORTH LITTLE ROCK       UMN   72349 MONETT
OUN   72357 NORMAN                  AMA   72363 AMARILLO
ABQ   72365 ALBUQUERQUE             INW   72374 WINSLOW
EDW   72381 EDWARDS AFB             DRA   72387 MERCURY/DESERT ROCK
NTD   72391 POINT MUGU              VBG   72393 VANDENBERG AFB
WAL   72402 WALLOPS ISLAND          IAD   72403 WASHINGTON/DULLES
HTS   72425 HUNTINGTON              DAY   72429 DAYTON
SGF   72440 SPRINGFIELD             DDC   72451 DODGE CITY
TOP   72456 TOPEKA                  DVX   72469 DENVER/STAPLETON
GJT   72476 GRAND JUNCTION          ELY   72486 ELY
REV   72489 RENO                    OAK   72493 OAKLAND
OKX   72501 BROOKHAVEN              ALB   72518 ALBANY
PIT   72520 PITTSBURGH              BUF   72528 BUFFALO
OAX   72558 VALLEY                  LBF   72562 NORTH PLATTE
SLC   72572 SALT LAKE CITY          LND   72576 LANDER
MFR   72597 MEDFORD                 DTX   72632 DETROIT/PONTIAC
GRB   72645 GREEN BAY               STC   72655 ST CLOUD
ABR   72659 ABERDEEN                RAP   72662 RAPID CITY
BOI   72681 BOISE                   SLE   72694 SALEM
CAR   72712 CARIBOU                 SSM   72734 SAULT STE MARIE
INL   72747 INTERNATIONAL FALLS     BIS   72764 BISMARCK
GGW   72768 GLASGOW                 TFX   72776 GREAT FALLS
GEG   72785 SPOKANE                 UIL   72797 FORKS
GYX   74389 GRAY                    DVN   74455 QUAD CITIES
CHH   74494 CHATHAM 
ILX   74560 LINCOLN                 VBG   74606 VANDENBERG AFB
NID   74612 CHINA LAKE NAF          XMR   74794 CAPE CANAVERAL

Upper Air Stations - Alaska

BRW   70026 BARROW                  BTI   70086 BARTER ISLAND
OTZ   70133 KOTZEBUE                OME   70200 NOME
BET   70219 BETHEL                  MCG   70231 MCGRATH
FAI   70261 FAIRBANKS INTL          ANC   70273 ANCHORAGE INTL
SNP   70308 SAINT PAUL ISLAND       CDB   70316 COLD BAY
PAKN  70326 KING SALMON             ADQ   70350 KODIAK
YAK   70361 YAKUTAT                 ANN   70398 ANNETTE ISLAND
ADK   70454 ADAK

Upper Air Stations - Canada

YVQ   71043 NORMAN WELLS            YMD   71072 MOULD BAY
YUX   71081 HALL BEACH              WLT   71082 ALERT
YZT   71109 PORT HARDY              WSE   71119 EDMONTON
WIQ   71124 PRIMROSE LAKE           YLJ   71125 MEADOW LAKE
WZB   71197 PORT AUX BASQUE         YLW   71203 KELOWNA
WSA   71600 SABLE ISLAND            YQI   71603 YARMOUTH
YWA   71625 PETAWAWA                ???   71638 Unknown - almost never reports
YCX   71701 GAGETOWN                YOY   71716 VALCARTIER
WMW   71722 MANIWAKI                YYT   71801 ST JOHN'S
YZV   71811 SEPT-ILES               YJT   71815 STEPHENVILLE
YYR   71816 GOOSE BAY               YAH   71823 LA GRANDE
WZC   71836 MOOSONEE                WPL   71845 PICKLE LAKE
WTL   71848 BIG TROUT LAKE          WLO   71853 SHILO
YXE   71866 SASKATOON               YQD   71867 THE PAS
YXS   71896 PRINCE GEORGE           YVP   71906 KUUJJUAQ
YPH   71907 INUKJUAK                YFB   71909 FROBISHER BAY
YYQ   71913 CHURCHILL               YZS   71915 CORAL HARBOUR
WEU   71917 EUREKA                  YRB   71924 RESOLUTE
YCB   71925 CAMBRIDGE BAY           YBK   71926 BAKER LAKE
YSM   71934 FORT SMITH              YYE   71945 FORT NELSON
YEV   71957 INUVIK                  YXY   71964 WHITEHORSE

Upper Air Stations - Mexico

GUD   76151 ISLA GUADALUPE          CUU   76225 CHIHUAHUA
GYM   76256 EMPALME-IN-SONORA       ADN   76394 MONTERREY
MZT   76458 MAZATLAN                GDL   76612 GUADALAJARA
MID   76644 MERIDA                  ZLO   76654 MANZANILLO
MEX   76679 MEXICO CITY             VER   76692 VERACRUZ
SOC   76723 ISLA SOCORRO

Upper Air Stations - Caribbean Region

TXKF  78016 BERMUDA NAS             MYNN  78073 NASSAU INTL
MUGM  78367 GUANTANAMO BAY          MWCR  78384 OWEN ROBERTS
MKJP  78397 KINGSTON                TSDM  78486 SANTO DOMINGO
TJSJ  78526 SAN JUAN                MZBZ  78583 BELIZE CITY
MGGT  78641 GUATEMALA CITY          MHTG  78720 TEGUCIGALPA
MROC  78762 SAN JOSE                MPHO  78806 HOWARD AFB
TNCM  78866 JULIANA AIRPORT         TFFR  78897 LE RAIZET/GUADELOUPE
TBPB  78954 GRANTLEY ADAMS          TKPE  78956 PEARLS AIRPORT
TTPP  78970 PIARCO/PORT OF SPAIN    TNCC  78988 HATO ARPT/CURACAO

Upper Air Stations - Pacific Region Including Hawaii

PMDY  91066 MIDWAY ISLAND           LIH   91165 LIHUE-ON-KAUAI
 HNL  91182 HONOLULU                OGG   91190 KAHULUI
 ITO  91285 HILO/LYMAN              PGAC  91217 ANDERSEN AFB/GUAM
PWAK  91245 WAKE ISLAND             PTKK  91334 TRUK
PTPN  91348 PONAPE                  PKWA  91366 KWAJALEIN
PKMJ  91376 MAJURO ATOLL            PTRO  91408 KOROR/PALAU ISLANDS
PTYA  91413 YAP ISLAND                    91517 HONIARA
      91557 BAUERFIELD              NWWN  91592 NOUMEA/CALEDONIA
NGTA  91610 TARAWA/BONRIKI          NGFU  91643 FUNAFUTI
NFFN  91680 NANDI INTL ARPT         NSTU  91765 PAGO PAGO
NCRG  91843 AVARUA/RAROTONG               91925 ATUONA
NTAA  91938 TAHITI                  NTTO  91944 HAO ISLAND
      91958 RAPA

current as of 5/29/95 phr