The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 310- Cobar Airport (NSW)

Wednesday 08/01/2020

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: Cobar Airport AWS 48237

Opened: 1993

Daily Temperature data from: 1993

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Cobar, Bourke

Co-ordinates: -31.5388 145.7964

575km north-west of Sydney

BOM site plan 2015:

Google satellite image:

The screen is 9 metres from what appears to be a bitumen (or at least blue metal) road and parking area, and 30 metres from a large bitumen area around the wind sock and “Cobar” sign.

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: 46.55%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 310- Cobar Airport (NSW)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Cobar : a mining town out in the desert !
    There is lots of small scrub all around the town and the airport. But the entire airport site is cleared bare dirt Ken. So the BOM weather station is not in a location which is representative of the actual area.

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