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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of INDIO.C (NCDC #4259, Indio Fire Station)

Observer

INDIO FIRE DEPARTMENT

Location

County: Riverside    Nearest City: Indio
Latitude: 33 deg 44 min N    Longitude: 116 deg 16 min W    Elevation: -21 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Bare soil, Soil type: 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.
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.
Weather Type: Observer's estimate of weather condition at observation time.
Variables with computed averages: precip, air temp

Comments

Previous station name and location: NCDC #4259, Indio U.S. Date Garden (1/1/1951-6/1/1982).


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 THERMAL.A   /  INDIO.A
Averages Station Backup: INDIO.C

93% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1951 to 12/31/2010.

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

70% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1951 to 12/31/2010.

Pan Evaporation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured 7 days per week.
Averages Station Backup: INDIO.C

36% of possible values are stored for the period 03/05/1959 to 05/31/1982.

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

98% 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 THERMAL.A   /  INDIO.A

9% of possible values are stored for the period 03/01/1976 to 04/30/1982.

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

2% of possible values are stored for the period 01/12/1951 to 11/29/1981.

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