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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of RNCHOCAL.A (CIMIS #34, Rancho California)

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CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

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DWR - SOUTHERN DISTRICT

Location

County: Riverside    Nearest City: Rancho California
Latitude: 33 deg 29 min N    Longitude: 117 deg 12 min W    Elevation: 1820 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: January 22, 1983  /  November 25, 1986
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: none

Comments

Located at the end of a ridgeline, above a deeply incised canyon system, with avocados on the east and south slopes and pine trees on the west slope.


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)
Backup Station #1 TEMECULA.A
Averages Station Backup: TEMECULA.A

98% of possible values are stored for the period 02/07/1983 to 11/24/1986.

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

98% of possible values are stored for the period 01/25/1983 to 11/24/1986.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Backup Station #1 TEMECULA.A
Averages Station Backup: TEMECULA.A

99% of possible values are stored for the period 01/22/1983 to 11/24/1986.

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)

100% of possible values are stored for the period 01/22/1983 to 11/24/1986.

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

94% of possible values are stored for the period 01/22/1983 to 11/24/1986.

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)
Backup Station #1 TEMECULA.A
Averages Station Backup: TEMECULA.A

98% of possible values are stored for the period 01/22/1983 to 11/24/1986.

Wind Speed/Direction
Variable or Sensor: Daily average measured at 2 m (6.5 ft).
Height of Sensor: 2 m (6.5 ft)

99% of possible values are stored for the period 01/22/1983 to 11/24/1986.

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