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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of ARVIN.T (Touchtone #26, Arvin)

Observer

ARVIN-EDISON WATER STORAGE DISTRICT - PERRY LEE HYATT

Location

10 miles south of Bakersfield and 3 miles east of Arvin.
County: Kern    Nearest City: Arvin
Latitude: 35 deg 12 min N    Longitude: 118 deg 46 min W    Elevation: 500 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Bare soil, Soil type: Alluvial

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: April 1, 1981  /  April 1, 1990
Reporting interval: Daily
Stored variables:
Air Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 5 feet.
Air Temperature at observation time:
Bulb Temperatures, wet/dry: Wet/dry bulb temperatures, at time of observation, measured at 5 feet.
Precipitation: Daily total measured.
Wind Speed/Direction: Instantaneous reading, at observation time, measured at 30 feet.
Weather Type: Observer's estimate of weather condition at observation time.
Variables with computed averages: none

Comments

Located near spreading ponds.


Details about reported variables

Air Temperature, max/min
Variable or Sensor: Daily max/min measured at 5 feet.
Height of Sensor: 5 feet
Backup Station #1 / #2 ARVIN.A   /  BAKRSFLD.C
Averages Station Backup: BAKRSFLD.C

98% of possible values are stored for the period 04/01/1981 to 03/31/1990.

Air Temperature at observation time
Variable or Sensor: Air Temperature at observation time

85% of possible values are stored for the period 04/01/1981 to 03/31/1990.

Bulb Temperatures, wet/dry
Variable or Sensor: Wet/dry bulb temperatures, at time of observation, measured at 5 feet.
Height of Sensor: 5 feet

95% of possible values are stored for the period 04/01/1981 to 01/14/1990.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured.
Backup Station #1 / #2 LAMONT.A   /  BAKRSFLD.C
Averages Station Backup: BAKRSFLD.C

98% of possible values are stored for the period 04/01/1981 to 03/31/1990.

Wind Speed/Direction
Variable or Sensor: Instantaneous reading, at observation time, measured at 30 feet.
Height of Sensor: 30 feet

94% of possible values are stored for the period 07/31/1981 to 03/31/1990.

Weather Type
Variable or Sensor: Observer's estimate of weather condition at observation time.

94% of possible values are stored for the period 07/31/1981 to 03/31/1990.

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