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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of WINCHESTER.A (CIMIS #179, Winchester)

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CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

San Jacinto Basin Resource Conservation District

Location

Near Holland Road and Highway 79, 3 miles south of Winchester
County: Riverside    Nearest City: Winchester
Latitude: 33 deg 40 min N    Longitude: 117 deg 06 min W    Elevation: 1626 ft

Station and site characteristics

Manufacturer/model: Campbell Scientific CR10 or 10X
Ground cover: Irrigated Turf, Soil type: Clay Loam

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: February 7, 2002  /  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.
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).

Comments

Station is located on a turf farm.


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: 07 February 2002
Backup Station #1 / #2 CALLOWAY_EAST.A   /  TEMECULA.A
Averages Station Backup: TEMECULA.A

94% of possible values are stored for the period 02/07/2002 to 12/18/2014.

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

98% of possible values are stored for the period 07/03/2002 to 12/18/2014.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Height of Sensor: 1.1 m (3.5 ft)
Status: 2/7/2002
Backup Station #1 / #2 CALLOWAY_EAST.A   /  TEMECULA.A
Averages Station Backup: TEMECULA.A
Comment: Rain gauge is located 53 m (175 ft) from station to prevent sprinkler irrigation water from contaminating data.

99% of possible values are stored for the period 02/07/2002 to 12/18/2014.

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: 07 February 2002

94% of possible values are stored for the period 02/07/2002 to 12/18/2014.

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: 07 February 2002
Backup Station #1 / #2 CALLOWAY_EAST.A   /  TEMECULA.A

100% of possible values are stored for the period 02/07/2002 to 12/18/2014.

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: 07 February 2002
Backup Station #1 / #2 CALLOWAY_EAST.A   /  TEMECULA.A
Averages Station Backup: TEMECULA.A

95% of possible values are stored for the period 02/07/2002 to 12/18/2014.

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: 07 February 2002

100% of possible values are stored for the period 02/07/2002 to 12/18/2014.

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