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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of CHICO.C (NCDC #1715, CSU Chico University Farm)

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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY - CHICO

Location

About 2.6 miles south of the Chico Post Office.
County: Butte    Nearest City: Chico
Latitude: 39 deg 42 min N    Longitude: 121 deg 49 min W    Elevation: 185 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Bare soil

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.
Air Temperature at observation time:
Pan Evaporation: Daily total measured 7 days per week.
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, evap


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 CHICO.T   /  DURHAM.A
Averages Station Backup: CHICO.C

85% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1951 to 12/21/2010.

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

62% of possible values are stored for the period 07/01/1959 to 12/21/2010.

Pan Evaporation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured 7 days per week.
Backup Station #1 CHICO.T
Averages Station Backup: CHICO.C

59% of possible values are stored for the period 05/02/1951 to 10/18/2004.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in 8 inch diameter gauge.
Backup Station #1 / #2 CHICO.T   /  DURHAM.A
Averages Station Backup: CHICO.C

98% 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.

8% of possible values are stored for the period 01/03/1951 to 12/21/1981.

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