I decided I’d drop some more fun with entropy your way. Here is the USHCN
station of climate record in Redding, CA GISS number # 425725920010 and used in
the climate modeling database
It is now operated by the US Forest Service at their HQ located at the
Redding Airport. It used to be operated by the National Weather Service, but
that WSFO closed in the mid 90’s.
Like Marysville, the site is surrounded by asphalt, and the surface is
unnatural – its wood chips over weedmat, and I’ll have to say it was hot as heck
to walk on during mid-day..
But the kicker is the “accessories” they’ve added for convenience of running
the hygrometer and for night observations. Yes it is another fine high-quality
USHCN climate recording site. I wonder how many times they forgot to turn off
the light? It looks like there might be room for a hot plate to keep your coffee
warm while making observations.
The blower is used to run air past the wet bulb hygrometer…its not the
to do it (manual aeration by rotation is specified).
Here is the satellite picture from Google Earth