The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 260- Coldstream (Vic)

Wednesday 27/11/2019

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: Coldstream 86383

Opened: 1994

Daily Temperature data from: 1994

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates  -37.7239 145.4092

42km north-east of Melbourne.

BOM site plan 2019:

Looks not too bad, which is why I passed over it in the first round in this series. But have a look at the satellite image, and it seems the Bureau site plan left out something…

Google satellite image 2019:

In 2014, the Google street view shows:

In the last few years (since September 2014, the last street view) the clear grassy paddock across the road has been converted into a huge gravel quarry, over 5 hectares of bare soil. Also, the area around the screen appears to have been sprayed out to bare soil.

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: 35.91%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 260- Coldstream (Vic)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    Ummmmm ? I guess the BOM ‘experts’ didn’t see that new quarry when they last looked Ken.. Or maybe just decided that it doesn’t matter !

    Why is the BOM employing such ‘experts” ?

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