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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of CHICO.T (Touchtone #08, Chico)

Observer

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY CHICO, UNIVERSITY FARM

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: 205 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Bare soil, Soil type: Sandy Loam

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: August 1, 1981  /  January 30, 2012
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.
Pan Evaporation: Daily total measured 7 days per week.
Precipitation: Daily total measured in 8 inch diameter gauge.
Wind Speed/Direction: Instantaneous reading, at observation time, measured at 10 feet.
Weather Type: Observer's estimate of weather condition at observation time.
Variables with computed averages: none

Comments

Located between a large deep pit, an almond orchard, and a wild grass plot.


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

99% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 01/30/2012.

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

97% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 01/30/2012.

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

91% of possible values are stored for the period 02/15/1982 to 01/30/2012.

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

86% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1986 to 01/30/2012.

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

98% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 01/30/2012.

Wind Speed/Direction
Variable or Sensor: Instantaneous reading, at observation time, measured at 10 feet.
Height of Sensor: 10 feet

94% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 01/30/2012.

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

97% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 01/30/2012.

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