The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 141- Mitchell (Qld)

Monday 14/10/2019

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: Mitchell Post Office 43020

Opened: 1884

Daily Temperature data from: 1968

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Barcaldine, Charleville, Longreach, Miles, St George.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -26.4888 147.9777

510km west-north-west of Brisbane.

BOM site plan 2018:

The screen is in the red oval.

Google satellite image 2019:

Google street view 2008:

The site is obstructed by buildings and close to a bitumen carpark.

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

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 19.48%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 141- Mitchell (Qld)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    And the BOm uses this weather station to adjust Acorn sites at: Barcaldine, Charleville, Longreach, Miles, St George. ?
    Good grief !
    Bloody incompetent !

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