The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 235- Snowtown (SA)

Tuesday 19/11/2019

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: Snowtown (Rayville Park) 21133

Opened: 1998

Daily Temperature data from: 1998

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —-

Location:   Co-ordinates  -33.7676 138.2182

135km north of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2017:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is surrounded by paddocks of wheat, at times ranging from stubble, rapidly growing crop, to mature ripe wheat about 40cm tall.

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: 32.46%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 235- Snowtown (SA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Ken I am curious about that black bare soil access track separating the two paddocks and also going around the BOM station. suggest this is a sprayed out strip to separate for ID purposes, two different crops.

    But the sprayed out track circles around the BOM station.

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