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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of NWCUYAMA.C (NCDC #6154, New Cuyama Fire Station)

Observer

COUNTY FIRE STATION #41

Location

County: Santa Barbara    Nearest City: New Cuyama
Latitude: 34 deg 57 min N    Longitude: 119 deg 41 min W    Elevation: 2160 ft

Station and site characteristics

Manufacturer/model: Station offline 1/26/2009 through 7/13/2009.

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: January 1, 1974  /  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:
Precipitation: Daily total measured in 8 inch diameter gauge.
Weather Type: Observer's estimate of weather condition at observation time.
Variables with computed averages: precip, air temp

Comments

NOAA reports the station as offline 1/26/2009. However, the IPM DB shows data until 2/28/2009. Further research indicates the station resumed reporting as of 7/14/2009. Station will remain 'Active' throughout this 'inactive' period.


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 CUYAMA.A
Averages Station Backup: NWCUYAMA.C

96% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1974 to 12/31/2010.

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

83% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1974 to 07/31/2010.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in 8 inch diameter gauge.
Backup Station #1 CUYAMA.A
Averages Station Backup: NWCUYAMA.C

98% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1974 to 12/31/2010.

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

2% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1974 to 06/21/1992.

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