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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of FRESNO.C (NCDC #3257, Fresno Yosemite International Airport)

Observer

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - ASOS (AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM)

Location

County: Fresno    Nearest City: Fresno
Latitude: 36 deg 46 min N    Longitude: 119 deg 43 min W    Elevation: 333 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Bare soil, Soil type: SJ Sandy Loam

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.
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

Comments

NOTE: Station now redesignated "Fresno Yosemite International Airport."


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 FRESNO.A   /  PARLIER.A
Averages Station Backup: FRESNO.C

99% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1951 to 12/31/2010.

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

95% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1951 to 12/31/2010.

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 FRESNO.A   /  PARLIER.A
Averages Station Backup: FRESNO.C

20% of possible values are stored for the period 05/01/1968 to 10/31/1982.

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

32% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1960 to 09/17/1983.

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

19% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1951 to 05/23/1996.

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