The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 200- Salmon Gums RS (WA)

Thursday 07/11/2019

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: Salmon Gums RS 12071

Opened: 1932

Daily Temperature data from: 1932

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Esperance.

Location:   Co-ordinates -32.9869 121.6239

555km east-south-east of Perth.

BOM site plan 2019:

Google satellite image 2019:

This is another site, beautifully rural and far from UHI, but affected by farming activity. The screen is 3 to 4 metres from cultivation which can vary from bare dirt to lush growing crop, and will be very dusty.

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

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 27.62%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 200- Salmon Gums RS (WA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    I was looking at this BOM weather site the other day wondering when it would turn up. Not many Salmon gums in this paddock which completely surrounds this BOM station right up close.

    From the Google Earth image it seems that this paddock was cropped the previous year and was being spelled when the satellite took the photo. But the paddock next door shows green with a growing crop.

    No not compliant !

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