In our last episode, we looked at a COOP station on a roof of a fire station operated by the NWS in San Diego. Moving north, we have another COOP station operated by the San Francisco/Monterey Weather Service office that is also on a rooftop. You can see the MMTS sensor in the photo provided.
This station, COOP number 04-1838 is in Cloverdale, CA is just a few feet away from a chimney flue and an exhaust stack of a diesel generator. Note also the rain gauge placement. This station, while not a USHCN station, is part of the “A” network, which does report climate for NCDC.
Photo from NWS SFO/Monterey
For those unfamiliar at spotting NOAA issued MMTS temperature sensors, its the post on the leftmost portion of the lower roof, directly beneath the satellite dish.
To see other stations, try my blogs “weather_stations” link under the categories at right. To see stations in your state see www.surfacestations.org and click on the online image gallery link. You may even wish to signup to help survey a station in your area.