The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 267- Latrobe Valley (Vic)

Saturday 30/11/2019

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: Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 85280

Opened: 1984

Daily Temperature data from: 1984

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Sale, Wilsons Promontory.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -38.2094 146.4746

139km south-east of Melbourne CBD.

BOM site plan 2016:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is 35 metres from the aircraft apron, a large expanse of tarmac.

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: 36.88%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 267- Latrobe Valley (Vic)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    Yes Ken the BOM staff who set this up forgot the rule book like al the others. Not compliant = FAIL !

    Well this BOM station is at an airport located smack bang between the two regional cities of Morwell & Traralgon. Population used to be up over 30,000 but that has reduced due to the electricity privitisation process..

    But there is still a big UHI effect happening in the Latrobe Valley. And data from this site is used to adjust the data from the Prom BOM site !
    Utter nuts !

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