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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of ORVIL_DM.T (Touchtone #23, Oroville Dam-DWR)

Observer

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES - J. McLUM, J. BARNES

Location

About 6 miles east of Oroville and 2 miles north of the Oroville Dam Rd. and Glen Dr. intersection.
County: Butte    Nearest City: Oroville
Latitude: 39 deg 31 min N    Longitude: 121 deg 29 min W    Elevation: 800 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Grass/Bare

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: August 1, 1981  /  November 30, 2006
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.
Weather Type: Observer's estimate of weather condition at observation time.
Variables with computed averages: none

Comments

Location is surrounded by grasses and scrub oak.


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

100% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 11/30/2006.

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

94% of possible values are stored for the period 05/01/1983 to 11/30/2006.

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

99% of possible values are stored for the period 08/04/1981 to 11/30/2006.

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

100% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 11/30/2006.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in 8 inch diameter gauge.
Averages Station Backup: CHICO.C

78% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 11/27/2006.

Wind Speed/Direction
Variable or Sensor: Instantaneous reading, at observation time.

94% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 11/30/2006.

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

99% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 11/30/2006.

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