The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 134- Camooweal (Qld)

Saturday 12/10/2019

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications and to No. 92- Logan City for 2018 specifications.  If you wish to check on this (or any) site for yourself, go to my post on how to check for yourself.

Station: Camooweal Township  37010

Opened: 1891

Daily Temperature data from: 1939

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Boulia, Burketown, Richmond, Tennant Ck.

Location:   Co-ordinates   -19.9225 138.1214

Camooweal map

175km north-west of Mt Isa, 915km west of Townsville.

BOM site plan 2016:

Camooweal plan2016

Google satellite image 2019:

Camooweal aerial

Google street view 2014:

Camooweal street2014

The screen is 8 metres from a wide area of bare dirt carpark and 32 metres from a wide bitumen carpark.

This station is non-compliant, with temperatures reported at Latest Weather Observations and used to adjust data at other Acorn sites.

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 18.51%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 134- Camooweal (Qld)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Ken, this BOM station is actually right next to a cricket oval. That’s why the 2 car parks, ( one bare dirt & one sealed ) are there. The car parks will both have an impact on the temperatures recorded. But so will the cricket oval.

    In the Google earth photo, the cricket oval has green patches on it. I wonder if it gets irrigated to maintain the grass cover ? And what sort of irrigation system ? Such a big area is usually watered with sprinklers. And that would have a significant impact on the temperatures recorded on the BOM’s thermometer.

    Not a good station to use for adjusting other BOM stations in it’s ACORN network.

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