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#1487826 - 30/01/2019 11:19 MAX TEMP RECORDS
lynkim1 Offline
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Registered: 27/06/2007
Posts: 2
Loc: Sale 3850
On the 25th of Jan 2019, our little town of Sale, in Victoria reached and surpassed the previous maximum temperature for the area of 44.6'C.
with a maximum of 45.3'C at 3:50 pm with EIGHT documented recordings of temperatures at or ABOVE the previous record between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm.

Mu first thought was that maybe only the half hourly measurements were officially used (which would mean that the max temp at 3:50 pm) would not be kept BUT... after closer inspection, I realised that the "original data" at 4:00 pm, was recorded as being 45'C BUT the historic data has changed this to bei only 44'C ??? This continues throughout the document.

Can anyone explain to me why the maximum temperature recordings have been left out of the data and why the data for many time slots doesn't match in many cases?

I will attach links to both the original data and the data that has been used. If the links dont work, I have an excel file with both lots of data

(A) The origional data as it was recorded.

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/station.jsp?lt=site&lc=85314&list=ob&dt=25%2F01%2F2019

(B) The modified data that seems to have been used to determine the monthly record.

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/station.jsp?lt=site&lc=85072&dt=25%2F01%2F2019

Lyn Morgan
lynkim1@gmail.com

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#1487832 - 30/01/2019 12:19 Re: MAX TEMP RECORDS [Re: lynkim1]
Blair Trewin Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 13/07/2001
Posts: 3983
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
There are currently two sites operating at East Sale (site numbers 85072 and 85314). 85072 is the long-term site but 85314 is the one which reports to the Bureau's current observations page.

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#1487863 - 30/01/2019 14:59 Re: MAX TEMP RECORDS [Re: lynkim1]
lynkim1 Offline
Cloud Gazer

Registered: 27/06/2007
Posts: 2
Loc: Sale 3850
Ahhh, that might explain the two sets of data. It looks like there is location central to the RAAF base and an older location about 1 km further south. The one central to the RAAF base is the one that gives us our more detailed, daily weather while the older site just reports the basic Why wouldnt they just use one location for both the long term data and the daily updates?

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#1487867 - 30/01/2019 15:18 Re: MAX TEMP RECORDS [Re: lynkim1]
Blair Trewin Offline
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Registered: 13/07/2001
Posts: 3983
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
I think the situation is that the long-term site is used for climate (it's one of our long-term climate stations) but the RAAF wanted something closer to the runway.

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