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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of Palmdale_Central.A (CIMIS #220, Palmdale Central)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

City of Palmdale

Location

Near East Avenue P-8 and 3rd Street East
County: Los Angeles    Nearest City: Palmdale
Latitude: 34 deg 36 min N    Longitude: 118 deg 08 min W    Elevation: 2630 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Irrigated turf, Soil type: Clay loam

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: March 26, 2011  /  on-going
Reporting interval: Daily
Stored variables:
Air Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 1.5 m (4.92 ft).
Reference Evapotranspiration: Calculated from CIMIS hourly values.
Precipitation: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Relative Humidity, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 1.5 m (4.92 ft).
Soil Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at a 15 cm (6 in) depth.
Solar Radiation: Daily global radiation measured by Licor pyranometer at 2 m (6.5 ft).
Wind Speed/Direction: Daily average measured at 2 m (6.5 ft).
Variables with computed averages: none

Comments

Station is located beyond the softball field fence at Desert Sand Park. Station is located with an enclosure with tall fencing to protect it. Field is sprin


Details about reported variables

Air Temperature, max/min
Variable or Sensor: Daily max/min measured at 1.5 m (4.92 ft).
Height of Sensor: 1.5 m (4.92 ft)
When Installed: 23 March 2011
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 Palmdale.A   /  VICTRVIL.A
Averages Station Backup: PALMDALE.C
Reference Evapotranspiration
Variable or Sensor: Calculated from CIMIS hourly values.
When Installed: 23 March 2011
Status: Active
Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Height of Sensor: 2 m (79 in)
When Installed: 23 March 2011
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 Palmdale.A   /  VICTRVIL.A
Averages Station Backup: PALMDALE.C
Relative Humidity, max/min
Variable or Sensor: Daily max/min measured at 1.5 m (4.92 ft).
Height of Sensor: 1.5 m (4.92 ft)
When Installed: 23 March 2011
Status: Active
Soil Temperature, max/min
Variable or Sensor: Daily max/min measured at a 15 cm (6 in) depth.
Height of Sensor: 15 cm (6 in) depth
When Installed: 23 March 2011
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 Palmdale.A
Solar Radiation
Variable or Sensor: Daily global radiation measured by Licor pyranometer at 2 m (6.5 ft).
Height of Sensor: 2 m (6.5 ft)
When Installed: 23 March 2011
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 Palmdale.A   /  VICTRVIL.A
Wind Speed/Direction
Variable or Sensor: Daily average measured at 2 m (6.5 ft).
Height of Sensor: 2 m (6.5 ft)
When Installed: 23 March 2011
Status: Active

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