WMO03377, Waddington

Posted: September 5, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation


WMO03377, Waddington (RAF Waddington, fun headline photo)

53 10 31N 00 31 24W  (53.17535595567492,-0.5233386419626107)
Altitude 70 metres

Estimated Class 3, fails Class 2 on 13.3% hardstanding including parked vehicles and storage within 30 metres, limit <=10%. Note: was Class 2 until recently and is major climatic site. (appears in most global datasets)
[update, enclosure has paving, has not been appraised and might degrade the Class, see Llanbedr articles ]

UHI, airbase runways, hardstanding, hangers, car parking, base village. Distance none but 70 km from Sheffield and Leicester west Midlands.

RAF Waddington has been the subject of a previous post on dubious climatic station choice. See here which shows some recent changes.


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