The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 231- Karoonda (SA)

Monday 18/11/2019

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: Karoonda 25006

Opened: 1914

Daily Temperature data from: 2002

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates  -35.0900 139.8972

120km east of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2017:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is on an embankment, and close to large areas of gravel, roadbase, and a dirt track, with a bluemetal path to the screen. There’s even a galvanised iron fence.

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: 31.91%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 231- Karoonda (SA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Well Karoonda is in the complete back blocks of SA. No one from Adelaide ever goes there.It’s probably not on their mobile phone GPS’s.

    So of course the poor BOM staff never expected you to discover this non compliant BOM station Ken.

    God work !

  2. Bill in Oz Says:

    I’m repeating my comment Ken as part of a test. My first comment via Dissenter was sent to moderation.

    This is via Chrome.
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    Well Karoonda is in the complete back blocks of SA. No one from Adelaide ever goes there.It’s probably not on their mobile phone GPS’s.

    So of course the poor BOM staff never expected you to discover this non compliant BOM station Ken.

    Good work !

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