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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of BAKRSFLD.C (NCDC #0442, Bakersfield WSO Airport)

Observer

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - ASOS (AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM)

Location

County: Kern    Nearest City: Bakersfield
Latitude: 35 deg 25 min N    Longitude: 119 deg 3 min W    Elevation: 489 ft

Station and site characteristics

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: January 1, 1951  /  about six months ago
Reporting interval: Daily
Stored variables:
Air Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 5 feet.
Precipitation: Daily total measured in 8 inch diameter gauge.
Weather Type: Observer's estimate of weather condition at observation time.
Variables with computed averages: precip, air temp


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 SHAFTER.A
Averages Station Backup: BAKRSFLD.C

99% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1951 to 12/31/2010.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in 8 inch diameter gauge.
Backup Station #1 SHAFTER.A
Averages Station Backup: BAKRSFLD.C

96% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1951 to 12/31/2010.

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

18% of possible values are stored for the period 01/05/1951 to 02/29/1996.

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