It is time to get Australian Bureau of Meteorology station histories out of archives – we need to see how good BoM metadata is

The best reference I know to BoM station diaries is the 45 page summary by Simon Torok for his 1996 PhD thesis – “The development of a high quality historical temperature data base for Australia” This can be downloaded in full in several parts at – minerva-access.unimelb.edu.au/handle/11343/39449

However the Appendix A1 containing the 45 page [...]

Renmark Aero has coldest ever 7 day run of August minimum temperatures – that is in eastern South Australia

Checking Renmark Aero minimums for 7 days 2 August to 8 August 2014 and they average -3.97°C. Renmark has two stations with daily max & min T available – 24016 Renmark with data from 1957 to 2001 which had no seven day spell in August even breaking zero. Then Renmark Aero 24048 with data from [...]

Canberra Airport has coldest ever 14 day run of August minimum temperatures

Checking Canberra Airport minimums for 14 days 2 August to 15 August 2014 and they average -4.55°C. I think this is a record cold run of 14 cold minimums in August – since 1939 that is. The next coldest 14 day spell I found was -4.25°C from 4th to 17th August 1994. Has anybody noticed [...]

3rd August 2014 saw record cold mornings in Hay, Hillston and Lake Victoria – in New South Wales that is

While roughing it in a motel in the wilds of central NSW I heard the ABC weather lady say that Adelaide was enjoying a record cold August morning – a record since 1888 I think. Yesterday was a pretty hard frost here so I have quickly checked a few records and it looks to me [...]

NOAA claim that May and June 2014 were hottest evah for our globe

The Ch9 TV weather lady for Sydney mentioned this last night – and I see this article in USAToday – A double scorcher: June joins May with heat record – Of course NOAA is quoting weather station data assembled by the GHCN latest effort where most sites are in urban heat islands and then they [...]

How long does it take the Australian BoM to fix a simple 10°C error in their AWAP temperature anomaly maps?

On the 5th I posted – Southwest Queensland heat wave 2 July 2014 – pointing out the 10 degree error for the Bedourie max on 2 July. After a couple more days the 30 was fixed to a 20 here. But I see this morning 14th July after another week passes – that the 10 [...]

Global warming strikes Queensland – Brisbane has coldest morning in 103 years

Brisbane records coldest morning in 103 years – despite the ever growing urban heat island – records falling in several other towns. I am sure sure there will be more to say about this – too busy now.

Southwest Queensland heat wave 2nd July 2014

I noticed this aberration in BoM max anomaly maps – on checking I see that Bedourie on 2 July recorded 19° at 3pm. Yet they have 30° recorded here. So we are expected to believe that the temperature rocketed 11 degrees quicktime It just amazes me that such an obvious outlier can get through BoM [...]

NIWA reports on record New Zealand warmth for June 2014

This article from Stuff reporting NIWA-talk mentions “A persistent lack of southerlies had a profound impact on the monthly temperatures.” Or you could say northerly winds brought a flow of warm tropical air over the New Zealand region during June – as shown by this BoM map. The NZ Herald says – The winter of [...]

Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has a long history of ignoring faults in HadCRU global temperature series – temperature data that birthed “global warming”

In 1986 the Jones et al team published papers for both hemispheres compiling temperature data from weather stations into long term trends. Northern Hemisphere Surface Air Temperature Variations: 1851-1984 P.D. Jones, S.C.B. Raper, P.M. Kelly, and T.M.L. Wigley, R.S. Bradley and H.F. Diaz; Journal of Applied Meteorology: Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 161-179. and Southern [...]