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Question about past Climatological data


Southwesternsol

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Apologies if this isn't the right sub-forum. Lately it's been miserably cold, which sucks for my palm. However, I was looking at the climatological data for the month on weather.gov, and I noticed the temeratures are a little higher than what the station was reporting the day of. I've noticed this before, but admittedly as someone who is a bit of a climate and weather nerd, I'm not sure why this happens. There was a news article recently about my local weather station getting new equipment which would help improve data and predictions. Anyone with a little more expertise know why this happens?

For reference, I was seeing temps topping out at like 28-30 the last week or so, but this is what the data now says. The coldest night is also reporting zero, where I saw -1 when it happened.

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  As in Real Estate ,     Location , Location , Location    .      And as well , placement of the instruments .

That for us means Microclimate .      I don't know where  Four Corners is , but here in fairly flat Florida , the temperatures can vary considerably , depending on the factors above .

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52 minutes ago, Bill H2DB said:

  As in Real Estate ,     Location , Location , Location    .      And as well , placement of the instruments .

That for us means Microclimate .      I don't know where  Four Corners is , but here in fairly flat Florida , the temperatures can vary considerably , depending on the factors above .

I don't think it has anything to do with microclimates, or anything like that. The data comes from one weather station, so that stations data changes when you look at it later. I'm thinking maybe some kind of correction to the readings after, maybe?

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I also misread your first post so now I'm interested in what happens too. The station nearest me tends to show one reading and then is changed in historical views later on. It seems odd to need to adjust the readings if the station is done correctly and accurate but maybe the station owner or operator knows.

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On 1/11/2024 at 1:07 PM, Southwesternsol said:

Apologies if this isn't the right sub-forum. Lately it's been miserably cold, which sucks for my palm. However, I was looking at the climatological data for the month on weather.gov, and I noticed the temeratures are a little higher than what the station was reporting the day of. I've noticed this before, but admittedly as someone who is a bit of a climate and weather nerd, I'm not sure why this happens. There was a news article recently about my local weather station getting new equipment which would help improve data and predictions. Anyone with a little more expertise know why this happens?

For reference, I was seeing temps topping out at like 28-30 the last week or so, but this is what the data now says. The coldest night is also reporting zero, where I saw -1 when it happened.

cold.PNG

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