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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of Santa_Clarita.A (CIMIS #204, Santa Clarita)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

Castaic Lake Water Agency

Location

Surrounded by Bouquet Canyon, Soledad Canyon, and Whites Canyon Roads
County: Los Angeles    Nearest City: Santa Clarita
Latitude: 34 deg 26 min N    Longitude: 118 deg 31 min W    Elevation: 1410 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Irrigated turf, Soil type: Silty clay

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: December 12, 2006  /  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 near a water treatment facility. Aside from an issue with current road construction near the station, site is good ETo station. Rain gauge is not currently installed, but will be installed soon.


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: 04 December 2006
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 Palmdale.A   /  Glendale.A
Averages Station Backup: PALMDALE.C

95% of possible values are stored for the period 12/12/2006 to 07/21/2014.

Reference Evapotranspiration
Variable or Sensor: Calculated from CIMIS hourly values.
When Installed: 04 December 2006
Status: Active

100% of possible values are stored for the period 12/12/2006 to 07/21/2014.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Height of Sensor: 1 m (39 in)
When Installed: 15 September 2007
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 Palmdale.A   /  Glendale.A
Averages Station Backup: PALMDALE.C
Comment: Rain gauge newly installed as of 9/15/2007.

91% of possible values are stored for the period 10/01/2007 to 07/21/2014.

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: 04 December 2006
Status: Active

94% of possible values are stored for the period 12/12/2006 to 07/21/2014.

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: 04 December 2006
Status: Active

95% of possible values are stored for the period 12/12/2006 to 07/21/2014.

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: 04 December 2006
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 Palmdale.A

98% of possible values are stored for the period 12/12/2006 to 07/21/2014.

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: 04 December 2006
Status: Active

97% of possible values are stored for the period 12/12/2006 to 07/21/2014.

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