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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of BRAWLEY.C (NCDC #1048, Brawley)

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Location

On Hwy 86 about 2 miles southwest of the Brawley Post Office.
County: Imperial    Nearest City: Brawley
Latitude: 32 deg 57 min N    Longitude: 115 deg 33 min W    Elevation: -100 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Grass, Soil type: Holtville Silty Clay

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: January 1, 1951  /  September 30, 2007
Reporting interval: Daily
Stored variables:
Air Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 5 feet.
Air Temperature at observation time:
Pan Evaporation: Daily total measured 7 days per week.
Precipitation: Daily total measured in 8 inch diameter gauge.
Soil Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 4 inch depth.
Solar Radiation: Daily global radiation measured by Eppley pyranometer.
Weather Type: Observer's estimate of weather condition at observation time.
Variables with computed averages: precip, air temp


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 BRAWLEY.T   /  BRAWLEY.A
Averages Station Backup: BRAWLEY.C

99% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1951 to 09/30/2007.

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

96% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1951 to 09/30/2007.

Pan Evaporation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured 7 days per week.
Backup Station #1 BRAWLEY.T
Averages Station Backup: BRAWLEY.C

29% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1962 to 12/31/1979.

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

98% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1951 to 09/30/2007.

Soil Temperature, max/min
Variable or Sensor: Daily max/min measured at 4 inch depth.
Height of Sensor: 4 inch depth
Backup Station #1 / #2 BRAWLEY.T   /  BRAWLEY.A
Averages Station Backup: BRAWLEY.C

32% of possible values are stored for the period 01/04/1960 to 05/31/1992.

Solar Radiation
Variable or Sensor: Daily global radiation measured by Eppley pyranometer.
Backup Station #1 / #2 BRAWLEY.T   /  BRAWLEY.A
Averages Station Backup: BRAWLEY.C

29% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1962 to 12/31/1979.

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

2% of possible values are stored for the period 01/10/1951 to 11/29/1981.

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