As you know, I mentioned a lot of badly located wet stations here on WUWT, and as a rule, there are many badly located wet stations near asphalt roads, concrete, air conditioners. and other sources and radiators than the correct one. sitting station. The ratio is about 8 to one, with the bad outweighing the good.
Tonight, I was watching TV, the “Yellowstone” series on the Paramount network, and a weather station caught my eye. It’s the Davis Vantage Pro2 with a solar-powered fan-intake radiation shield for the temperature sensor.
I was a bit surprised to see it, but what comes in the next scene is actually a surprise – a MMTS – Instrument used by NOAA to record high and low temperatures during the day. It is often called a hive. Here is an example:
This is in the scene:
Luckily, the episode of the show repeated about two hours later and I was able to capture the footage off my TV as you see above. The MMTS is located next to the road and the power supply transformer is on the ground. One wonders how much waste heat does the transformer transmit to the sensor?
The location is Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie, Texas. https://www.6666ranch.com/about/
According to NOAA’s HOMR database, it’s actually on the farm: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/access/homr/#ncdcstnid=20025681&tab=MSHR
You can see it on Google Earth here:
I just find it interesting that something like that would appear on a popular TV show and I’m probably the only one who noticed.