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Climate of the Sacramento Valley Basin

Climate data from NOAA/NWS Co-op Network stations are complied in Table 4.9-1 and the location is shown on Figure 4.9-3.  Figure 4.9-3 also shows precipitation data from the Spatial Climate Analysis Service (SCAS) at Oregon State University.  The Sacramento Valley Basin does not contain Evaporation Pan, AZMET and SNOTEL/Snowcourse stations.  More detailed information on climate in the planning area is found in Section 4.0.3.  A description of the climate data sources and methods is found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  For a link to the web site for each climate data source click its header.

NOAA/NWS Coop Network

  • Refer to Table 4.9-1A
  • There are three NOAA/NWS Co-op network climate stations in the basin.  The average monthly maximum temperature occurs in July at all stations and ranges between 82.4°F at Kingman and 90.9°F at Yucca.  The average monthly minimum temperature occurs in January or December and ranges between 42.9°F at Kingman 2 and 49.9°F at Yucca.

  • Highest average seasonal rainfall occurs in the winter (January – March).  For the period of record used, the highest annual rainfall is 10.36 inches per year at the Kingman station and the lowest is 8.13 inches per year at Yucca.

SCAS Precipitation Data

  • See Figure 4.9-3
  • Additional precipitation data shows rainfall as high as 16 inches in the Hualapai Mountains on the southeastern boundary of the basin and as low as four inches in the western portion of the basin near Topock.

 

Click to view Table 4.9-1

Click to view Table 4.9-1 Climate Data for the

Sacramento Valley Basin

Click to view Figure 4.9-3

Click for Figure 4.9-3 Sacramento Valley Basin

Meteorological Stations and Annual Precipitation

 

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