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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of RIVRSIDE.T (Touchtone #40, Riverside)

Observer

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - WILLIS HUXMAN

Location

UC Riverside campus.
County: Riverside    Nearest City: Riverside
Latitude: 33 deg 58 min N    Longitude: 117 deg 21 min W    Elevation: 986 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Bare soil

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: January 1, 1982  /  April 19, 1996
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.
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


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 UC_RIVER.A   /  RIVRSIDE.C
Averages Station Backup: RIVRSIDE.C

100% of possible values are stored for the period 06/01/1982 to 04/19/1996.

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

98% of possible values are stored for the period 06/01/1982 to 04/19/1996.

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

97% of possible values are stored for the period 06/08/1982 to 04/19/1996.

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

95% of possible values are stored for the period 06/01/1982 to 04/19/1996.

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

97% of possible values are stored for the period 06/08/1982 to 04/19/1996.

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

98% of possible values are stored for the period 06/08/1982 to 04/19/1996.

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