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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of Delano.A (CIMIS #182, Delano)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

Delano/Earlimart Irrigation District

Location

Near Highway 99, near Avenue 24, north of Delano
County: Tulare    Nearest City: Delano
Latitude: 35 deg 50 min N    Longitude: 119 deg 15 min W    Elevation: 300 ft

Station and site characteristics

Manufacturer/model: Campbell Scientific Inc. CR-10 (or CR-10X)
Ground cover: Irrigated grass, Soil type: Sandy Loam

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: July 30, 2002  /  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: precip, air temp, soil temp, solar

Comments

Sprinkler irrigation may gather in the rain gauge and be reported as precipitation. Watch this carefully and compare values against other stations in the area.


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: 21 May 2002
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 FAMOSO.A   /  PORTERVILLE.A
Averages Station Backup: WASCO.C

99% of possible values are stored for the period 07/30/2002 to 07/10/2014.

Reference Evapotranspiration
Variable or Sensor: Calculated from CIMIS hourly values.
When Installed: 21 May 2002
Status: Active

100% of possible values are stored for the period 07/30/2002 to 07/10/2014.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Height of Sensor: 1 m (39 in)
When Installed: 21 May 2002
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 FAMOSO.A   /  PORTERVILLE.A
Averages Station Backup: WASCO.C

99% of possible values are stored for the period 07/30/2002 to 07/10/2014.

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: 21 May 2002
Status: Active

97% of possible values are stored for the period 07/30/2002 to 07/10/2014.

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: 21 May 2002
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 FAMOSO.A   /  PORTERVILLE.A
Averages Station Backup: SHAFTER.A

99% of possible values are stored for the period 07/30/2002 to 06/20/2014.

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: 21 May 2002
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 FAMOSO.A   /  PORTERVILLE.A
Averages Station Backup: SHAFTER.A

96% of possible values are stored for the period 07/30/2002 to 07/10/2014.

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: 21 May 2002
Status: Active

99% of possible values are stored for the period 07/30/2002 to 07/10/2014.

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