The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 252- Longerenong (Vic)

Monday 25/11/2019

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: Longerenong 79028

Opened: 1860

Daily Temperature data from: 1965

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Nhill.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -36.6722 142.2991

270km north-west of Melbourne.

BOM site plan 2017:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is in the middle of a paddock 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.

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

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 34.81%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 252- Longerenong (Vic)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Another interesting BOM weather station Ken. This one is located on the ‘campus’ of the Victorian Longerenong Agricultural College. Here is where generations of Victorian farming families sent their sons & daughters to learn about farming. Longerenong’s area of speciality is broad acre crops such as wheat, barley, canola, lupins, etc.

    And I suspect that this BOM weather station forms part of the wider college farming curriculum.

    Thus this weather station which does not comply with the BOM’s own guidelines for siting such stations is a bit of an educational travesty !

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