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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of MADERA.A (CIMIS #145, Madera)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

Madera Irrigation District

Location

SW corner of Ave 18-1/2 & Road 20
County: Madera    Nearest City: Madera
Latitude: 36 deg 55 min N    Longitude: 120 deg 9 min W    Elevation: 230 ft

Station and site characteristics

Manufacturer/model: Campbell Scientific Inc. CR-10 ( or CR-10X)
Ground cover: Irrigated Grass

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: May 13, 1998  /  March 26, 2013
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

3/27/13: Station shutdown to be relocated. Will be renumbered.


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: 5/13/98
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 FRESNO.A   /  MADERA.T
Averages Station Backup: MADERA.C

98% of possible values are stored for the period 05/13/1998 to 03/26/2013.

Reference Evapotranspiration
Variable or Sensor: Calculated from CIMIS hourly values.

100% of possible values are stored for the period 05/13/1998 to 03/26/2013.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Height of Sensor: 1 m (39 in)
When Installed: 5/13/98
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 FRESNO.A   /  MADERA.T
Averages Station Backup: MADERA.C

100% of possible values are stored for the period 05/13/1998 to 03/26/2013.

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: 5/13/98
Status: Active

98% of possible values are stored for the period 05/13/1998 to 03/26/2013.

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: 5/13/98
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 FRESNO.A
Averages Station Backup: FRESNO.A

98% of possible values are stored for the period 05/13/1998 to 03/26/2013.

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: 5/13/98
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 FRESNO.A   /  FIREBAGH.A
Averages Station Backup: FRESNO.A

95% of possible values are stored for the period 05/13/1998 to 03/26/2013.

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: 13 May 1998
Status: Active

100% of possible values are stored for the period 05/13/1998 to 03/26/2013.

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