The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 309- Lake Cargelligo (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: Lake Cargelligo Airport 75039

Opened: 1881

Daily Temperature data from: 1965

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Cobar, West Wyalong

Co-ordinates: -33.2832 146.3706

450km west of Sydney

BOM site plan 2017:

Google satellite image:

The screen is 26 metres from the asphalt aircraft apron, and close to areas of bare dirt.

This station is non-compliant, with temperatures reported at Latest Weather Observations and used to adjust data at Acorn sites.

FAIL

Percentage of all sites non-compliant: 46.4%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 309- Lake Cargelligo (NSW)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Ken that lake ( about 1 kilometer from the BOM station ) has been bone dry the past year or so – due to the drought .

    So I suspect that the thermometer has been registering higher temperatures than ever before.

    Just a little bit more evidence of Global warming for the BOM ?

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