I’m back from my road trip today. It was a day of surprises, I visited 5 weather stations today, and each had a story to tell.
The one that was the most surprising is represented by the photo below, which I snapped with my Infrared camera. Hint: it’s not asphalt. The reading of 66°C for some elements in the scene is accurate. And it’s at an operating USHCN station, right under it in fact.
I’ll have more on this tomorrow, and a corresponding visible light photo that tells the story, right now I’m dead tired from driving 300+ miles today.
UPDATE: Lot’s of guesses, no correct answers. Click below to see what it is. You’ll be surprised. I sure was.
Fresh wood chips over weedmat at an official NOAA/NWS station, which is also a USHCN station. Surprisingly, note that the concrete is actually cooler in the IR photo. The work was ongoing, which is why the gate was open and the sign is not affixed yet.
More on this station soon in a new post.