BOM & Automation

Seafm

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I find it a bit strange to automate the Townsville BOM station. Surely the RAAF base and significant army presence in town would have had a case to oppose the decision, the RAAF in particular.
 
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Seth

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This is just how the weather gets recorded isn’t it?

Does that really need a person involved in this day and age? Or does having someone with a ruled notebook writing down the hourly temperatures make a difference?
 
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I find it a bit strange to automate the Townsville BOM station. Surely the RAAF base and significant army presence in town would have had a case to oppose the decision, the RAAF in particular.
I believe they still have 2 x forecasters purely for RAAF forecasting only.
 
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