The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 295- Yanco (NSW)

Monday 09/12/2019

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: Yanco Agricultural Institute 74037

Opened: 1957

Daily Temperature data from: 1999

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates   -34.6222 146.4326

445km south-west of Sydney.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

This is another rural site which should be ideal, but unfortunately it is neglected. The grass in the enclosure is up to 50cm high, and in every previous inspection it was 50 to 90cm high, except once when it was “recently mowed”.

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: 40.75%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 295- Yanco (NSW)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    Ken there is something weird going on here. Yanco is the NSW government’s research station for the MIS – Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.

    The climate is very dry in this area..Low rainfall. And all cropping or fruit orchard ( or dope for that matter ) relies on the water from the MIA scheme.

    Looking at the over all view of Yanco, it appears dry with odd patches of greenery.

    And the BOM station is one of those patches..I suggest it is being watered in order to meet the BOM’s guidelines about the area being grassed. Bu then not being mowed regularly..

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