The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 238- Cummins (SA)

Wednesday 20/11/2019

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: Cummins Aero 18217

Opened: 2007

Daily Temperature data from: 2007

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates  -34.2524 135.7135

275km north-west of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is almost surrounded by a wheat paddock that can vary from bare dirt to lush growing crop, and is 40 metres from a very large area of bare gravel aircraft apron and vehicle parking.

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: 32.87%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 238- Cummins (SA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Ummm Ken I am not sure with this one. The nearly paddocks have been cropped for wheat. But the field where the BOM station is located, looks to me like it has been slashed and not cropped.

    But yes there is bare gravel 40 meters away..

  2. Graeme No.3 Says:

    Perhaps the BoM will use the figures to HOMOGENISE other sites with cropped wheat, or those with ropped barley etc.?

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