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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Postby Glacier » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:34 am

I wonder why so many stations have BOTH an EC and a NAV Canada station? eg. Lytton, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Prince George, Fort Nelson. Now, in the case of Lytton, why on earth is the Nav Canada station read over a degree hotter than the EC one even though they're at the same location?? Shoddy instruments used by NAV Canada?

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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Postby Abby_wx » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:22 am

Glacier wrote:I wonder why so many stations have BOTH an EC and a NAV Canada station? eg. Lytton, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Prince George, Fort Nelson. Now, in the case of Lytton, why on earth is the Nav Canada station read over a degree hotter than the EC one even though they're at the same location?? Shoddy instruments used by NAV Canada?


I don't know, but I distinctly remember that when Abbotsford switched to Nav Canada they began reading colder. It probably depends on where they choose to put the new station, and whether it's a better or worse location than the old one. It seems less likely the instruments are at fault, since you can get pretty accurate readings from even cheap instruments.
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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Postby Canada Goose » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:41 am

One for Glacier (that you should know, of course): Vernon. Pretty good (not perfect though).

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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Postby Canada Goose » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:57 am

Summerland. Very good location but slightly tall grass (on this picture).

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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Postby Canada Goose » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:43 pm

Princeton, a very good one!

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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Postby Glacier » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:13 am

Yup, I've been at the Princeton one before (we had a work project there). It's far from any houses, and up above the town on a flat plain.

INTERESTING FACT: Even though Princeton is 1000km further south than Fort St. John, the average daily lows are the same in the summer! Both are about 700m elevation.

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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Postby Canada Goose » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:59 pm

Fort Langley, pretty good.

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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Postby Canada Goose » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:00 pm

Cloverdale East... :lol:

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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Postby Glacier » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:49 am

Canada Goose wrote:Cloverdale East... :lol:

Wow, no wonder why that station is always so much warmer at night than YXX!

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Re: Weather stations EC (pictures)

Postby Canada Goose » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:03 pm

Esquimalt Harbour, close to Victoria.

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