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Recorded temperatures at the Bureau of Meteorology’s Thredbo Top automatic weather station have dropped below -10C in the past week, after action was taken to make the facility “fit for purpose”.
A record of the Thredbo Top station for 3am on Wednesday shows a temperature reading of -10.6C. This compares with the BoM’s monthly highlights for June and July, both showing a low of -9.6C.
BoM initially claimed the adjustments were part of its quality control procedures. But bureau chief executive Andrew Johnson later told Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg that investigations had found a number of cold-weather stations were not “fit for purpose” and would be replaced.
It has been reported online that electronic smart cards were allegedly fitted to the BoM’s automatic weather stations, which put a limit on how low temperatures could be recorded in official weather data. The BoM declined to comment ahead of the internal review.
originally posted by: toysforadults
maybe thats why the reef died
our society is entering a dark notice how similar it is to the medevil cooling period
originally posted by: Kalixi
Compared to the snow fields of New Zealand, Japan and the Swiss Alps; Australia's handful of ski resorts aren't that snowy. Threadbo and the ilk have to set up snow machines every year to make enough snow to ski and snowboard down. It wouldn't surprise me if the resort owners (I believe one of the Murdochs owns Mt Buller) ordered the equipment to read, or be reported to read lower temps than actuality.
This way Mike Freakin' Larkin can declare a "fantastic ski season!" and more tourists will be encouraged to pay $60 to drive their cars up the mountain and fork out $650 per night to stay there
But.... this is not the case... the equipement was NOT allowing the lowest temps to be read...
originally posted by: GusMcDangerthing
This is from an Australian outlet, The Age. From 6th August.
What a joke. They can't even make up their minds on what lie to tell these days.
originally posted by: rickymouse
With everyone exploiting the test results to show what they want, we can't even know for sure what is really happening. It is profitable to distort interpretations of evidence and design tests to show what is wanted these days. I think that science has become corrupted in some fields, it always was but now the people misinterpretting it on purpose has increased a real lot