The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 271- Omeo (Vic)

Sunday 01/12/2019

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: Omeo 83090

Opened: 2004

Daily Temperature data from: 2004

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates  -37.1017 147.6008

250km north-east of Melbourne.

BOM site plan 2015:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is 6 metres from a row of saplings up to 6 metres high. These were planted and grew since 2006. The screen is also 12 metres from a gravel driveway, 18 metres from a large gravel area, and 24 metres from sheds.

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: 37.43%.

That concludes my analysis of Victorian stations. Of 87 stations able to be checked, 40 (46%) are not compliant with Bureau of Meteorology specifications. A further 21 I classify as “marginal” as they have faults so not fully compliant. Only 26, just 29.9%, are compliant, although with inspections only once a year the condition of the screen and instrument surroundings may vary.

I next have a closer look at Tasmania.

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5 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 271- Omeo (Vic)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    Looks like the owner of the land where this site is located, forgot that no trees should be planted close by… Hence the saplings up to 6 meters high planted since 2006.

    Perhaps the BOM should have told the landowner that there is a problem !

    But the sheds and gravel driveway have always been there..

    So why is this BOM station there at all ?

  2. Yonniestone Says:

    Hi Ken, have you done a review on the Ballarat Airport Bom site?
    Sorry if you have I can’t find it using search.

    • kenskingdom Says:

      Ballarat is pretty much compliant from what I can tell, unless you have some better information?

      • Yonniestone Says:

        Just noting there has been a large increase in flight traffic due to Chinese trainee pilots the past 5 years, I was out there last week and noticed the large number of planes parked compared to decades before.
        Just wondering about increased thermal output from engines?

  3. Yonniestone Says:

    Hi Ken, don’t know if you’ve done the Ballarat Airport site yet, apologies if you have I can’t find it using search.

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