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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of MECCA.A (CIMIS #141, Mecca)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

Coachella Valley Water District

Location

Approximately 3 to 3-1/2 miles east of community of Mecca, 1 mile North of Salton Sea
County: Riverside    Nearest City: Mecca
Latitude: 33 deg 32 min N    Longitude: 115 deg 59 min W    Elevation: -180 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Irrigated Grass, Soil type: Sandy Soil

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: August 2, 1998  /  March 11, 2010
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, solar

Comments

Station is located on a well maintained turf farm. Station relocated to Thermal South, #218.


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: 05 May 1998
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 OASIS.A   /  THERMAL.A
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.C

97% of possible values are stored for the period 08/02/1998 to 03/11/2010.

Reference Evapotranspiration
Variable or Sensor: Calculated from CIMIS hourly values.
When Installed: 5/5/98
Status: Active

97% of possible values are stored for the period 08/02/1998 to 03/11/2010.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Height of Sensor: 1 m (39 in)
When Installed: 5/5/98
Status: ACTIVE
Backup Station #1 OASIS.A
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.C

99% of possible values are stored for the period 08/02/1998 to 03/11/2010.

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: 5/5/98
Status: Active

95% of possible values are stored for the period 08/02/1998 to 03/11/2010.

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: 05 May 1998
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 OASIS.A   /  THERMAL.A
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.A

96% of possible values are stored for the period 08/02/1998 to 03/11/2010.

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: 5/5/98
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 OASIS.A   /  THERMAL.A
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.A

95% of possible values are stored for the period 08/02/1998 to 03/11/2010.

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: 5/5/98
Status: Active

100% of possible values are stored for the period 08/02/1998 to 03/11/2010.

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