The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 211- Goomalling (WA)

Monday 11/11/2019

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: Goomalling 10058

Opened: 1887

Daily Temperature data from: 1967

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Morawa.

Location:   Co-ordinates   -31.2994 116.8269

117km north-east of Perth.

BOM site plan 2017:

Google satellite image 2019:

Google street view 2014:

Completely closed off on three sides by buildings, a stone wall, 1.8 metre colourbond fences; close to and surrounded by bare dirt and gravel driveways and carpark; too close to very tall trees; and 13 metres from a large generator- this is a dreadful site.

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: 29.14%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 211- Goomalling (WA)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    Yes ken this one is in the middle of a car park ! Probably for local council staff. When I looked at the street view from your Google Earth link, there were a cars parked under the carports close by.

  2. Bill in Oz Says:

    I notice that I am saying less in my comments Ken. And that reflects a growing impatience with this BOM we Australians fund. You’re up to BOM weather station 211 non compliant ( FAIL ) out of 720 with only a few to go.

    And I wonder, surely the BOM knew that this appalling situation existed. Surely they did not need you ( or me ) to come along, almost by accident, and ‘help’ them discover this extended massive stuff up !

    No I am coming to the conclusion that the BOM has known about these FAIL stations for a long while. And dishonestly never told us, the the tax paying public about them.

    This has been the BOM’s dirt hidden secret !

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