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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of LOST_HILLS.A (CIMIS #146, Belridge)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

Paramount Farming

Location

Near intersection of Lerdo Highway and Lost Hills Road
County: Kern    Nearest City: Lost Hills
Latitude: 35 deg 30 min N    Longitude: 119 deg 41 min W    Elevation: 410 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Bare dirt, Soil type: Fine Sandy Loam

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: October 18, 1998  /  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 relative humidity 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

Station is located in a predominantly bermuda grass pasture. It is 150 ft west of a canal, 200 ft south of some old cotton - which is going into almond trees. Station replaces CIMIS Station #26, last active in 1986.


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: 09 October 1998
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 LOSTHILL.A   /  SHAFTER.A
Averages Station Backup: WASCO.C

99% of possible values are stored for the period 10/18/1998 to 07/21/2014.

Reference Evapotranspiration
Variable or Sensor: Calculated from CIMIS hourly values.
When Installed: 10/9/98
Status: Active

100% of possible values are stored for the period 10/18/1998 to 07/21/2014.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Height of Sensor: 1 m (39 in)
When Installed: 10/9/98
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 LOSTHILL.A   /  SHAFTER.A
Averages Station Backup: WASCO.C

99% of possible values are stored for the period 10/18/1998 to 07/21/2014.

Relative Humidity, max/min
Variable or Sensor: Daily max/min relative humidity measured at 1.5 m (4.92 ft).
Height of Sensor: 1.5 m (4.92 ft)
When Installed: 10/9/98
Status: Active

99% of possible values are stored for the period 10/18/1998 to 07/21/2014.

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: 09 October 1998
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 LOSTHILL.A   /  SHAFTER.A
Averages Station Backup: SHAFTER.A

94% of possible values are stored for the period 10/18/1998 to 07/21/2014.

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: 10/9/98
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 LOSTHILL.A   /  SHAFTER.A
Averages Station Backup: SHAFTER.A

96% of possible values are stored for the period 10/18/1998 to 07/21/2014.

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: 10/9/98
Status: Active

100% of possible values are stored for the period 10/18/1998 to 07/21/2014.

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