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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of HANFORD.C (NCDC #3747, Hanford)

Observer

HANFORD PUBLIC WORKS

Location

City Waste Water Treatment Plant, about 1 mile south of the Hanford Post Office.
County: Kings    Nearest City: Hanford
Latitude: 36 deg 18 min N    Longitude: 119 deg 39 min W    Elevation: 245 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:
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 / #2 HANFORD.T   /  CORCORAN.C
Averages Station Backup: HANFORD.C

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

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

98% 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 / #2 HANFORD.T   /  CORCORAN.C
Averages Station Backup: HANFORD.C

99% 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 01/05/1951 to 03/20/1996.

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