Like tornados and trailer parks, USHCN temperature sensors and barbecues seem to have mutual attraction.
This is the official NOAA USHCN climate station of record in Fairbury Nebraska.
Photo taken by surfacestations.org volunteer Eric Gamberg
Here is the station temperature plot from GISS. Care to guess when the station was located here?
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According to the NCDC MMS database the station was placed here in 1998.
[1998-12-07] 2004-10-01 40.135560 (40°08’08″N) -97.171390 (97°10’17″W)
GROUND: 1360 FEET JEFFERSON 09 – SOUTHEAST CENTRAL (+6)
Location Description: OBSERVERS RESIDENCE WITHIN AND 0.5 MILES NW OF PO AT FAIRBURY NE
The step change seen in the temperature record is quite pronounced and continues today.