The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 27- Falls Creek (Vic)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Station:  Falls Creek 83084

Opened: 1990

Daily Temperature data from: 1990

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Cabramurra

Location: Co-ordinates   -36.8708 147.2755

FallsCk map

About 250km north-east of Melbourne.

2013 BOM Site Plan:

FallsCk plan2013

2014 road view:

FallsCk ROAD

2019 satellite image:

FallsCk aerial

Very close to rocks, buildings.  There has been extra infrastructure (sheds?) built close to the screen since 2013.  The enclosure surface is “gravel”.

This station is not compliant.  Temperatures are uploaded every minute and reported at Latest Weather Observations, and contribute to Acorn adjustments, but are not reliable.


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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 27- Falls Creek (Vic)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    I suspect that this is for BOM an important weather station. After all lots of folks want to know what the weather is like there before visiting and during visits.

    Ken you points are accurate. It is not a compliant site.

    But this is So curious ! There is a bigger picture.

    When we think of Falls Creek we imagine a remote bushland area way up in the mountains of the Great Divide. So the BOM’s weather station should be OK.

    But in fact if we look at the official web site fro falls Creek
    We find that it is a huge tourist destination both in Summer & Winter with thousands of people visiting and staying. And all those people want to stay warm even in the midst of Winter and on cold Summer nights.

    So there is a huge ‘human heat island effect’ ( can hardly say ‘urban’ ) at Falls Creek from all the wood fires, the A/C’s, the vehicles, the snow grading & making machines, the motorised snow vehicles and the machine which power the sky lifts. etc etc etc.

    Ummm, ?

    What is the impact of this tide of humanity on the BOM’s weather station ?

    No one knows. But it must have . an impact.

    And there is so much ground available away from the Falls Creek center to put another much better site.

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