The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 300- Albany (WA)

Wednesday 11/12/2019

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: Albany 9500

Opened: 1877

Daily Temperature data from: 1907

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates -35.0289 117.8808

390km south-east of Perth.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

Google street view 2018:

The screen is 8 metres from a concrete slab, 13 metres from a building, 20 to 30 metres from trees, 30 metres from a lagoon, and 43 metres from a four lane road. As seen in the street view, the screen is at the top of a bank- the site is not level.

This station is non-compliant, with temperatures reported at Latest Weather Observations but not used to adjust data at Acorn sites- not even the nearby official Albany Acorn site.

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 41.44%.

I am pausing my analysis here at 300. Over the next few weeks I will add more stations as I find them. The next post will be an Index of all 300 non-compliant stations found so far. I will also then show final figures for all stations, compliant and non-compliant.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 300- Albany (WA)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    Well Ken #300.. It’s been a long haul.. far far more Failed BOM stations that I could ever have contemplated..

    At the start I naively thought that the BOM folk were the weather experts with just the odd mistake. Instead we find that the BOM is utterly filled with fake temperature observations…

    And Albany today, is a good example of that fake data process…

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