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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of E_SOLDAD.T (Touchtone #36, Soledad East)

Observer

VALLEY FARM MANAGEMENT - RICHARD SMITH

Location

3.5 miles south-southwest of Soledad near the intersection of Metz Road and Pinnacles Road.
County: Monterey    Nearest City: Soledad
Latitude: 36 deg 24 min N    Longitude: 121 deg 15 min W    Elevation: 400 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Bare soil

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: August 1, 1981  /  August 31, 1994
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.
Wind Speed/Direction: Instantaneous reading, at observation time.
Weather Type: Observer's estimate of weather condition at observation time.
Variables with computed averages: none

Comments

Located between vineyards and a large hill.


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 ARYOSECO.A   /  GONZALES.A
Averages Station Backup: SALINAS.C

99% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 08/31/1994.

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

96% of possible values are stored for the period 08/03/1981 to 08/31/1994.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured.
Backup Station #1 / #2 ARYOSECO.A   /  GONZALES.A
Averages Station Backup: SALINAS.C

97% of possible values are stored for the period 08/03/1981 to 08/31/1994.

Wind Speed/Direction
Variable or Sensor: Instantaneous reading, at observation time.

58% of possible values are stored for the period 08/03/1981 to 04/30/1994.

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

90% of possible values are stored for the period 08/03/1981 to 08/31/1994.

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