The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 326- Albany Airport (WA)

Friday 10/01/2020

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: Albany Airport 9999

Opened: 2012

Daily Temperature data from: 2012

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Co-ordinates: -34.9411 117.8158

380km south-east of Perth

BOM site plan 2011:

Google satellite image:

This Acorn station was established here in 2012, but there have been no site plans since 2011. For a period of time until the grass grew, the enclosure was “sand”- similar to the bare areas beside the concrete path. Like many airports, it is on a raised mound of sand 60cm above the surroundings, so the screen in effect is 1.8 metres above natural ground level.

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

FAIL

Percentage of all sites non-compliant: 48.95%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 326- Albany Airport (WA)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    How ‘BOMish’ is this Ken !
    1; Write up the proposed site which reveals it is not compliant with the BOM guidelines.
    2 : Establish it as a new ACORN site anyway
    3 : Then not do any further write up on the site in case anyone discovers how bloody dopey this whole process is.:

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