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Description of SNLSOBPO.C (NCDC #7851, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)

Observer

CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY - SAN LUIS OBISPO

Location

Aeronautical Building at the University Airstrip.
County: San Luis Obispo    Nearest City: San Luis Obispo
Latitude: 35 deg 18 min N    Longitude: 120 deg 40 min W    Elevation: 315 ft

Station and site characteristics

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

Comments

Located in a valley.


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 SNLUIS_O.A
Averages Station Backup: SNLSOBPO.C

98% 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

76% of possible values are stored for the period 06/01/1954 to 05/31/2005.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in 8 inch diameter gauge.
Backup Station #1 SNLUIS_O.A
Averages Station Backup: SNLSOBPO.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.

11% of possible values are stored for the period 01/03/1951 to 03/08/1993.

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