Continuiung our tour of California climate monitoring stations, we visit the Portola train yard, where they not only switch freight, but measure the temperature too. This station is # 04-7085 and is part of the COOP climate monitoring network operated by the NWS.
The wealth of roadbed ballast gravel and vehicles makes this location almost an urban setting.
The view above, is looking northeast. while the one below is looking southwest. An aerial view of the location is available here.
It seems that no matter which way you look these days, many NWS weather stations have nearby biases. Both photos are courtesy of the Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV