BOM officials admit the problem with instruments recording low temperatures likely happened at several locations within Australia, but refuse to their "putting their fingers on the scales," so to speak.
BOM located missing logs in the Snow Mountains and Goulburn, both in New South Wales.
Meteorologist Lance Pidgeon noted the 13 degrees Fahrenheit Goulburn recording from July 2nd somehow disappear from the BOM website. The temperature readings fluctuated briefly and finally disappeared from the website altogether.
Bureau Chief Executive Andrew Johnson explained to Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg that the failure to record the low temperatures at Goulburn in early July was due to faulty equipment and blah, blah, blah.
A mysterious similar failure wiped out a reading of 13 degrees Fahrenheit at Thredbo Top on July 16, in spite of the fact that temperatures at that station have been recorded as low as 5.54 degrees Fahrenheit, just not in July, which makes the global warming claims a bit suspicious.
Failure to record the low temperatures had "been interpreted by a member of the community in such a way as to imply the bureau sought to manipulate the data record," Johnson said. "I categorically reject the implication."
If Johnson did not "categorically reject the implication" he'd be out of a job and would have to resort to making documentaries.
But at least he can rest assured that Al Gore would snatch him up for his next science fiction flick.