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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of PARLIER.T (Touchtone #16, Parlier)

Observer

KEARNEY AGRICULTURAL CENTER - JAMES LYONS

Location

East of Hwy 99 near the intersection of Manning Road and Riverbed Ave.
County: Fresno    Nearest City: Parlier
Latitude: 36 deg 35 min N    Longitude: 119 deg 30 min W    Elevation: 337 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Bare soil, Soil type: Fine Sandy Loam

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: January 1, 1970  /  June 30, 1990
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.
Precipitation: Daily total measured in 8 inch diameter gauge.
Soil Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 6 inch depth.
Wind Speed/Direction: Instantaneous reading, at observation time, measured at 80 inches.
Weather Type: Observer's estimate of weather condition at observation time.
Variables with computed averages: none

Comments

Located between vineyards on all sides.


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 FRESNO.A   /  PARLIER.A
Averages Station Backup: PARLIER.A

100% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1970 to 06/30/1990.

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

78% of possible values are stored for the period 07/27/1981 to 06/30/1990.

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

79% of possible values are stored for the period 07/27/1981 to 06/30/1990.

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

74% of possible values are stored for the period 07/27/1981 to 06/30/1990.

Soil Temperature, max/min
Variable or Sensor: Daily max/min measured at 6 inch depth.
Height of Sensor: 6 inch depth
Averages Station Backup: PARLIER.A

100% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1970 to 06/30/1990.

Wind Speed/Direction
Variable or Sensor: Instantaneous reading, at observation time, measured at 80 inches.
Height of Sensor: 80 inches

79% of possible values are stored for the period 07/27/1981 to 06/30/1990.

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

79% of possible values are stored for the period 07/27/1981 to 06/30/1990.

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