The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 297- Pindari Dam (NSW)

Tuesday 10/12/2019

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: Pindari Dam 54104

Opened: 1971

Daily Temperature data from: 1971

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Inverell.

Location:   Co-ordinates   -29.3899 151.2448

500km north of Sydney, 275km south-west of Brisbane..

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen, 120 metres below a massive dam wall, is too close to a bitumen road and bitumen carpark.

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: 41.02%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 297- Pindari Dam (NSW)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    Side note : Pindari Dam at the moment is almost empty. ( 4.5% of capacity ) -due to the drought in that part of Australia.

    However why has the BOM located it’s weather station at this particular site ? It is indeed below a huge dam wall with further down hill slope below the BOM temperature screen.

    The car park & buildings close by are probably part of the hydro electric power generating plant which was installed in the 1990’s.

    Surely the BOM knows that this station location is not compliant with it’s own guidelines !

    Yet data from here is used to adjust the ACORN site at: Inverell.

  2. billinoz Says:

    Just a test Ken.

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