NWS Sullivan - Location Maps
Select your county for a map and listing.
The National Weather Service has modified the list
of locators (Deleting the Airports).
Some Airport locations may still appear on these maps,
do NOT use them in finding or referencing your location.
All severe weather reports relayed to NWS meteorologists at the Milwaukee/Sullivan Office by amateur radio operators should utilize the following standards to describe the location of the weather phenomena:
Distance, in tenths of a mile (0.1), from the recognized center of a city/village (not the edge or limits of the city/village). This may be an intersection of major roads that may be considered the center, or a cluster of administrative buildings.
We are making these changes because radar information (pathcasts) in NWS warnings, and associated follow-up statements is based on distance from the geo-political center of cities/villages. In addition, post-storm information written in Local Storm Reports (LSR’s) sent to all media outlets, and Storm Data publications use this notation.
In some cases, the geo-political center may be the intersection of two main roads, or the village/city square/courthouse, or where the city hall and administrative buildings are found. Cities and villages that can be used are found on the standard State of Wisconsin road map.
The report should also be reference with one of the 16 compass points (N, NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW, WSW, NW, NNW). Of course, the county from which the report is originating from is required, because some cities are overlap two county lines.
Examples: 2.2 E Jefferson, Jefferson Co.
2.4 NE Waupun, Fond du Lac Co.
0.5 E Cobb, Iowa Co.
3.7 S Mitchell Field (Oak Creek), Milwaukee Co.
5.5 WSW Madison, Dane Co. (still in the city limits)