The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 227- Minlaton (SA)

Saturday 16/11/2019

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: Minlaton Aero 22031

Opened: 2001

Daily Temperature data from: 2001

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates  -34.7480 137.5276

100km west of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2017:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is surrounded by farmland, a growing crop in the satellite image. The surrounding vegetation continually changes.

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

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 31.35%.

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3 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 227- Minlaton (SA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Ohhhh well, the BOM thinks it’s OK. They are such a wise bunch of nerds that they probably don’t even need to see this station to know it’s OK…

  2. Graeme No.3 Says:

    William:
    They don’t see any need to visit the site, especially when they have a hard day staring at the computers.

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