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#98989 - 11/02/2003 19:31 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Rbl Offline
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Loc: Wagga, NSW, Australia
Interesting question regarding the screen...to which I'll find an answer soon. The pluviograph is actually a raingauge/snow gauge. It uses a 203mm snow gauge mounted in a Niper (wind) shield. The tipping bucket rain gauge is removed from May to November, and reinstalled for the summer period.
The Niper shield is designed to minimize the effect of airflow across the gauge. Measured quantities of anti-freeze & oil are added to the gauge. The anti-freeze melts the snow collected in the gauge and oil prevents evaporation of fluid from the gauge. I have some details on how the amount of snow is measured, but will leave that until I confirm how it works with an AWS.

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#98990 - 11/02/2003 20:50 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
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Registered: 07/02/2003
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Loc: Redan, Victoria
Has any got a pic of Lookout Hill Northwest of Ballarat
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#98991 - 15/02/2003 08:42 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
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Here in Gladstone we have 2 AWS one at the airport the other on Radar hill which is approx 60 to 70 metres above the suburbs...and you often hear the local weather man on WIN TV (Peter Byrnes)who worked for the BOM for 20 years say that it is not an accurate reading..so if the recorded maximum was 29 he would quite often say whilst reading the weather add a few degree's to that recording...if this is true due to the altitude why don't they shift it to get a more accurate reading of the temps ?????
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#98992 - 16/02/2003 00:04 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
bigwilly Offline
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Registered: 25/09/2002
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Loc: Junee - just north of the 'Bid...
I know this isn't quite on the topic but i didn't want to start a new thread.

I was just wondering if any body knows why there isn't an AWS at Lithgow? Or if there is why can't I find any info from it. The only type of weather station they have is the Macca's Weather Rock, which gives its obs as such:

If the rock is dry: Its fine
If the rock is wet: Its raining
If the rock is white: Its snowing
If the rock is swinging: Its windy
If the rock is missing: There's been a tornado.

laugh

:cheers: BW
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#98993 - 16/02/2003 00:43 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Andrew Miskelly Offline
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Registered: 15/11/2001
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Loc: Mittagong, NSW
Quote:
Originally posted by bigwilly:
...why there isn't an AWS at Lithgow?
There are many places that could/perhaps should have AWSs that don't. I think you'll find it's a matter of funding. They're expensive you know!

Ofcourse every one thinks there should be one in their own area. I'd like to see the hole between Goulburn and Bathurst filled. Many of the Sydney people would like to see one on the north shore, etc. etc.

Be patient!

Andrew.

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#98994 - 16/02/2003 07:33 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Justaminute Offline
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Registered: 15/02/2001
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Loc: Sydney
Perhaps the uniqueness of Lithgow's geographic and environmental situation may have something to do with it......... these days the enviro conditions are more settled than in years gone by, however, the valley could produce totally opposing conditions within a very small area at times...interesting.

Ashton

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#98995 - 16/02/2003 09:50 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
bs Offline
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Registered: 04/01/2003
Posts: 39
Loc: QLD
Sorry don't have any pictures to add.
But would love to know if anyone in the Bom or assoc have any pics of the AWS up on bellenden Ker(i think it's up there i forgot to check)
because that would be a nice pic (so secluded and high)

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#98996 - 16/02/2003 11:10 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Jeff Offline
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Registered: 01/12/2001
Posts: 259
Loc: Sydney, The Storm Chasing Capi...
Here Here Andrew, I second the motion for an AWS at Oberon.
BTW I was in Cooma last weekend and saw the SMHEA weatherstation on the Monaro Highway on the edge of town, so naturally I stopped and took a couple of pics.


This is the other weather station in Cooma. The offical AWS is at the airport. Note also the non standard height of the aenometer.
SMHEA (snowy mountains hyro electric authority)

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#98997 - 16/02/2003 11:45 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
winter_sun Offline
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Registered: 13/11/2001
Posts: 796
Loc: Cooma
Jeff.. one day last winter when I went to get my son's ski stuff we walked past that weatherstation. Very interesting to look at as I had never seen a weatherstation before. I live near the SMA anyway.

Tam..

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#98998 - 16/02/2003 21:36 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
bigwilly Offline
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Registered: 25/09/2002
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Loc: Junee - just north of the 'Bid...
Thanx for that Andrew,
So its basically a funding matter, and not any other reason such as geographically etc.

:cheers: BW
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#98999 - 16/02/2003 22:03 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
anewts Offline
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Registered: 21/08/2002
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Loc: Forestville, NSW
Quote:
. Many of the Sydney people would like to see one on the north shore, etc. etc.

couldnt agree more Andrew...hopefully it wont be too long.

Andrew

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#99000 - 17/02/2003 09:24 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Andrew Miskelly Offline
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Registered: 15/11/2001
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Loc: Mittagong, NSW
Quote:
Originally posted by bigwilly:
So its basically a funding matter, and not any other reason such as geographically etc.
Well, given the limited funding vs the unlimited number of eligible sites, the sites are prioritised by things like geography, population spread, density and location with respect to the station etc. etc.

Jeff, what makes you think I was referring to Oberon? I'd sooner see one on the Dividing Range near Taralga! wink Failing that, the high country south of Oberon. Far more interesting!

Andrew.

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#99001 - 17/02/2003 12:07 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
DaveV Offline
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Registered: 19/03/2002
Posts: 196
Loc: Mittagong - Southern Highlands...
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Failing that, the high country south of Oberon. Far more interesting!
Now ya talkin smile
One on the top of Mt Trickett with Web Cam sounds like the shot. laugh

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#99002 - 17/02/2003 21:28 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Blizzard Offline
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Registered: 31/03/2001
Posts: 10343
Loc: Blue Mountains
Yeah, Mt Trickett region would be great - I am working on that one re trying to get a person out there to at least do reports but its really hard to get anyone interested. There is a couple right on Mount Trickett that have net access and run a caving business at Jenolan but wait for it, they hate snow! Last year they reckoned they had "about ten falls, six good ones and some ligher falls of a few cms" - not bad! Biggest fall they said was a maybe a few feet in the drifts.

I am thinking money might have to be the next option - I might letter box drop the farms out there...I am making a note about that as I type.

Edit: Maybe an add in the Oberon Review might do the trick.
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#99003 - 18/02/2003 05:46 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
DaveV Offline
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Registered: 19/03/2002
Posts: 196
Loc: Mittagong - Southern Highlands...
Would they be interested in an AWS, as this would save them having to spend the time reporting which may be well after an event.
Don't mind putting together a 1 wire AWS if we can get one up there. cool

On a side note, does anyone know where the Moss Vale AWS is, the stats say Hoskins street but no matter how many times I drive up and down that street I cannot find it. Is it hanging off the Comms station?

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#99004 - 18/02/2003 09:25 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Andrew Miskelly Offline
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Registered: 15/11/2001
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Loc: Mittagong, NSW
Dave,


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#99005 - 18/02/2003 22:13 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Blizzard Offline
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Registered: 31/03/2001
Posts: 10343
Loc: Blue Mountains
Was out at Mount Trickett today, looking for prospective sites for an AWS wink

Seriously, I made a good contact with a family who seems somewhat interested in doing snow reports in winter. They have my phone number, email and web address and said they will contact me when the first snow hits. I don't want to push them too hard with all of this, so if I get to know them better I may suggest DaveV's idea re a station. I think the wife is still recovering from the shock when she opened the door to see me standing there. She was yelling at me through the door thinking I was her husband coming up from the shed. It was an embarrasing moment when she opened the door but we both laughed about it, eventually. They seemed real nice folk.

Below is a place near the above mentioned family that I didn't visit, as they haven't moved in yet but sheez, not a bad site for a screen or AWS nestled under the eastern side of Mt Trickett. I left letters/contact details with five houses/properties in the area. I deadset felt like a door to door JW at times, introducing myself etc but it was worth it. I'll tell the rabid dog story another time.

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#99006 - 18/02/2003 23:21 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
anewts Offline
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Registered: 21/08/2002
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Loc: Forestville, NSW
good on ya blizz....it will be great come winter, and all ur hard work will hopefully pay off.

Andrew

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#99007 - 19/02/2003 13:45 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
DaveV Offline
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Registered: 19/03/2002
Posts: 196
Loc: Mittagong - Southern Highlands...
Thanks Andrew,
managed to find it after a bit of off road driving, it is certainly out of the way, only got to within about 100meters of it as the road to it looked like it went to someones house instead.
Fantastic Blizzard, you are sure keen, Looking forward to hearing what the folk have to say up at mt trickett, have got a spare P200 and a few bits and pieces so if we can get someone to run a station for us that would be great, what was the general consensus up there towards reporting or an AWS?

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#99008 - 19/02/2003 14:13 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Blizzard Offline
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Registered: 31/03/2001
Posts: 10343
Loc: Blue Mountains
Great Dave! Thanks for your offer. Like I said, I want to try and establish a contact with some of the folk and get to know them a bit before I push it any further. Quiet folk live in this area, its gunna take time. I'm just thankful they heard me out and didn't tell me to bugger off! I've got some more plans in the pipeline, stay tuned wink
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