Apparently, the placement of most of the nation’s 1,200 or so weather stations is less than scientific. A meterologist formerly with the CBS affiliate in Redding, California has begun site visits to these weather stations and has been shocked to discover that most seem to have placed their weather sensors alarmingly close to air conditioning exhaust vents, adjacent to asphalt parking lots, or next to BBQ griils; all of which would bias the temperature readings upwards.


Thx to NewsBusters and Anthony Watts