The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 327- Lake Grace (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: Lake Grace 10911

Opened: 1997

Daily Temperature data from: 1997

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Esperance

Co-ordinates: -33.1006 118.4647

275km south-east of Perth

BOM site plan 2015:

Google satellite image:

Google street view 2008:

The screen is 15 metres from a bitumen road, 36 metres from a bitumen carpark, and 18 metres from the railway track. It is also close to bare dirt. Further, in 2008, either the area was watered or else the natural grass was worn away or removed to bare dirt to within a few metres.

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: 49.1%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 327- Lake Grace (WA)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    But it is conveniently located for BOMish staff to check out occasionally….

    And that bare patch is actually not that bare..The gras has just been sprayed with a herbicide…Probably the local council crew being thorough in their weeding program.

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