District Average Rainfall for District 71 (the Snowy Mountains) apparently exhibits a strong downward trend since 1913. This trend is shown to be the result of changes in the mix of stations used to produce the district average. High-rainfall stations have closed, thereby producing an artificial decline in district average rainfall. The individual stations available to be used to produce the district average do not exhibit a strong downward trend. A composite high-elevation rainfall record has been produced. This composite exhibits a weak (and statistically non-significant) downward trend, late in the record.
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|Australian Meteorological Magazine
|Published - Sept 2000