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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of Thermal_South.A (CIMIS #218, Thermal South)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

Coachella Water District

Location

South of Thermal Airport, near 60th Ave and Highway 86.
County: Riverside    Nearest City: Thermal
Latitude: 33 deg 37 min N    Longitude: 116 deg 10 min W    Elevation: -32 ft

Station and site characteristics

Manufacturer/model: Campbell Scientific Inc. CR-10 ( or CR-10X)
Ground cover: Irrigated grass, Soil type: Sandy loam

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: January 31, 2010  /  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.
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).

Comments

Station is a relocation of the Mecca (CIMIS #141) location. Station is sited on 20 acres of bermuda turf. Currently, station does not report precip, however according to CIMIS South, Observer intends to add a rain gauge before the upcoming rain season.


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: 30 January 2010
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 OASIS.A   /  La_Quinta_II.A
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.C

97% of possible values are stored for the period 03/01/2010 to 10/23/2014.

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

100% of possible values are stored for the period 03/01/2010 to 10/23/2014.

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: 30 January 2010
Status: Active

98% of possible values are stored for the period 03/01/2010 to 10/23/2014.

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: 30 January 2010
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 OASIS.A   /  La_Quinta_II.A
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.A

98% of possible values are stored for the period 03/01/2010 to 10/23/2014.

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: 30 January 2010
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 OASIS.A   /  La_Quinta_II.A
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.A

98% of possible values are stored for the period 03/01/2010 to 10/23/2014.

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: 30 January 2010
Status: Active

98% of possible values are stored for the period 03/18/2010 to 10/23/2014.

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