The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 313- Longreach (Qld)

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: Longreach Aero 36031

Opened: 1949

Daily Temperature data from: 1966

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Barcaldine, Boulia, Richmond (Qld)

Co-ordinates: -23.4397 144.2828

980km north-west of Brisbane

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image:

The screen is beside a timber board path and close to large areas of bare black soil, in contrast to the surrounding Mitchell grass.

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: 47%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 313- Longreach (Qld)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Ummm ? There is a BOM office there Ken. So the wooden board is probably to stop the staff getting black mud on their feet when tey wander over to the actual station.

    Bugger the BOM’s own guidelines about the site being representative !

    Folks mustn’t get their shoes wet or muddy !

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