The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 250- Walpeup (Vic)

Sunday 24/11/2019

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: Walpeup Research 76064

Opened: 1939

Daily Temperature data from: 1965

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Kerang, Mildura, Nhill.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -35.1201 142.0040

400km north-west of Melbourne.

BOM site plan 2009:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is 6 metres from a dirt road, and beyond that an extensive area of cropping, which can vary from bare soil, to lush growing crop, to mature crop ready for harvest up to 40 centimetres- not to mention dust. It is perplexing that the last plan (surely not the last inspection!) was 10 years ago.

This 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: 34.53%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 250- Walpeup (Vic)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    There is an a house ruin close by Ken and an abandoned orchard as well – just to the West.

    Looks like the BOM has abandoned checking this weather station as well. After all it is in the middle of the Victorian Mallee a long way away from anywhere important.

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