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Weather stations EC (pictures)

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:40 pm
by Canada Goose
Hi everyone,

I create this new topic in order to post as many pictures as possible of EC weather stations.

Indeed, it is important to know the real environment of a station in order to judge its reliability. Many stations are poorly installed, that's why some are too warm compared to the reality and overheat (underexposed).

So, you are invited to share your pictures! ;)

I begin with a good station: Kelowna UCBO

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And a bad one... Osoyoos! :x

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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 8:29 am
by Glacier
Good topic. I have commented about the Osoyoos station before, most notibly that the Osoyoos West station (closed in 2009) was often 4 or so degrees colder during hot days even though it was only 200m away! It has always been suspicious to me that Osoyoos was never the Canadian hotspot for any given year for 40 years, and then suddenly as soon as the CS station opened up in 1990, it was the hottest thermometer in Canada almost every year for 10 years. Then suddenly it stopped being so hot, and by 2009 had come down closer to the Osoyoos West station.

It's quite interesting that you can actually Google Streetview many of the remote weather stations in Canada, even in the most northern and remote community in the Yukon where there are no roads!

Old Crow, Yukon (most northern community in the Yukon)
Puntzi Mountain, BC(near where I grew up, and one of the coldest places in BC)
Blue River, BC (the least windy place in Canada)
Dawson, YT (taken in the dead of winter)
Fort Nelson, BC (seems like a bad location to me).
Prince George, BC (one of the best located weather stations I've ever been able to find)

Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:53 pm
by Canada Goose
White Rock, where I was on Saturday. Another bad one... Clearly too warm on sunny days with low winds.

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Pitt Meadows, from Google Earth. Another one which is too warm on summer days...

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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:39 pm
by Canada Goose
North Cowichan, not as bad but not perfect.

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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:53 pm
by Glacier
I took these pictures of the Salmon Arm station yesterday. I would say it’s almost too good a location. Close to the water, so warmer nights and cooler days than the general area. Still warmer in the day than the old station 300m higher up at the airport. Not sure why they put this station here and not the airport.
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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:00 pm
by Canada Goose
Glacier wrote:I took these pictures of the Salmon Arm station yesterday. I would say it’s almost good a location.

Yes, pretty good but not prefect. A bit too close to the vegetation.
Thanks!

Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:14 pm
by Canada Goose
Port Alberni, quite a good station.

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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:47 pm
by Canada Goose
Whistler-Nesters, another bad one... :roll:

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Hope, quite a good station.

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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:56 pm
by Canada Goose
Abbotsford, not very good again...

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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:09 pm
by Abby_wx
That is the old EC station for Abbotsford, not the station that is currently being operated by NavCan. You can tell by the old-fashioned Stevenson screen. No NavCan station uses that kind of Stevenson Screen, but they are still used by EC, some private and volunteer stations.

I tried to find a picture of the NavCan station, but instead I found this article from just three days ago:

https://discoverestevan.com/local/autom ... an-airport

Good read, and shows what a NavCan station looks like.