The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 307- Coonabarabran Airport (NSW)

Tuesday 07/01/2020

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: Coonabarabran Airport AWS 64017

Opened: 2001

Daily Temperature data from: 2001

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Co-ordinates: -31.3330 149.2699

335km north-west of Sydney

BOM site plan 2016:

Google satellite image:

The screen is 40 metres from the tarmac apron and turning area, but only 20 metres from the aircraft parking area, where aircraft are started and turned. Aircraft can and probably do taxi and turn within 10 to 15 metres. The minimum distance is 80 metres.

This station is non-compliant, with temperatures reported at Latest Weather Observations but not used to adjust data at Acorn sites.


Percentage of all sites non-compliant: 46.1%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 307- Coonabarabran Airport (NSW)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Yes Ken, from the dirt track just out side the BOM area, something is definitely chewing up the ground.

    But I wonder how frequent this airport has planes landing & taking off.

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