The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 21- Maryborough (Vic)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

A couple of readers, including Yonniestone, have recommended this one.

Station:  Maryborough 88043

Opened: 1878

Daily Temperature data from: 1965

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at:  Kerang, Laverton, Melbourne

Location: Co-ordinates    -37.056 143.732

mboro vic map

About 130km north-west of Melbourne.

2016 BOM Site Plan:

mboro vic plan

The BOM plan doesn’t do it justice: 2019 satellite image:

mboro vic aerial

2010 Road view:

mboro vic street

The screen is right beside a large gravel area for vehicles to turn around, and opposite a Council works depot, with more gravel surfacing, and with sheds and houses within 15 – 20 metres.

This station is not compliant.  Its temperatures are reported at Latest Weather Observations, and are used to make adjustments at Acorn stations, but are unlikely to be reliable.


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4 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 21- Maryborough (Vic)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    Where is Yonniestone ? he’s a local in this area. I’m reluctant to make a comment until he does. 🙂

    PS : Wonderfully non compliant ! How does BOM hide it’s embarresment ?

    • Yonniestone Says:

      Hey Bill, I happened by this station September last year while working in Maryborough, having years of interest in the climate sham and our BOM’s association with it a Stevenson Screen next to a gravel road stuck out like Fido’s acorns.

      I emailed Jo with photos and information passed on from there, trucks not only drive by it but sometimes stop waiting for the Depot entrance to clear, also locals told me the dust is bad in summer with traffic.

      I don’t know if it was planned or incompetence but these sites are unprofessional to say the least.

  2. Bill in Oz Says:

    Yonniestone, Yes, I just happened by the Mt Barker after someone at JoNova provided the coordinates from the BOM’s website…

    And now Ken is making an actual detailed search for the non compliant ones.

    It’s curious I provided a link to Ken’s work here the other day, to a mate here in the Adelaide Hills..he didn’t even bother looking. He said he already knew because his next door neigh is an ex BOM staffer, retired. And the neighbour has already told him all about BOM’s stuff ups.

    But BOM’s public image is still ‘gold lined’.

  3. Graeme No.3 Says:

    Certainly enough has come out of Ken’s work already to suggest that the BoM needs a BoMB under them.

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