The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 206- Wandering (WA)

Saturday 09/11/2019

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: Wandering 10917

Opened: 1998

Daily Temperature data from: 1998

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates  -32.6722 116.6706

110km south-east of Perth.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

Google street view 2008:

Another site in a rural area where the surroundings vary from bare soil to luxuriantly growing crop. The screen is 5 metres from a bare dirt driveway and 30 metres from a bitumen road. The driveway to the new house came into use between 2008 and 2013. The “open paddock” around the enclosure appears from the satellite image and the 2008 “street” view to be a wheat paddock with hay baled recently. You can see how close to the screen the cropping came.

This Acorn station is non-compliant, with temperatures reported at Latest Weather Observations but not used to adjust data at other Acorn sites.

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 28.45%.

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3 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 206- Wandering (WA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Ken it is possible that the farmers here are using a No Till method of cropping. In which event there would not be bare soil.
    But on the current street view I cannot tell as the entire paddock has been cut for making hay. And the farm machinery has indeed come very close to the BOM station.

  2. William in Oz Says:

    Just noticed that the percentage failed has hit 28%….

    Uhhhhhhhhh ?

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