The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 239- Kyancutta (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: Kyancutta 18044

Opened: 1930

Daily Temperature data from: 1930

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Ceduna, Eucla, Forrest, Port Lincoln, Tarcoola.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -33.1337 135.5521

345km north-west of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2017:

Google satellite image 2019:

BOM photo in the ACORN Station Catalogue:

Note the large bush a couple of metres from the screen!

The screen is close to bare dirt/ gravel in the chook pen, the camping area, and the carpark or driveway behind the Post Office. It is also too close to trees (and the bush).

This Acorn station is non-compliant, with temperatures reported at Latest Weather Observations and used to adjust data at other Acorn sites.

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 33.01%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 239- Kyancutta (SA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Ahahhhh ! One of the BOM’s beloved ACORN sites..One of those rarities .. And it’s misbegotten Ken !
    Well Bugger me !

    I looked on Google Earth just to double check your conclusion. God there is an awful lot going on there at this ACORN site.

    And the observations are used to adjust Acorn sites at: Ceduna, Eucla, Forrest, Port Lincoln, Tarcoola ? That’s nuts.

    I wonder have the native mud wasps moved in yet as well ?

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