Weather and Forage Production Current & Historical Data
The Sierra Foothill REC is in a mediterranen climate characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. Annual precipitation ranges from 9 to 52 inches with a mean of 28 inches, occurring almost exclusively as rainfall, and mostly through October through May. Mean monthly minimum air temperatures are typically in the high 30° F and low 40° F during November through March, while mean maximum air temperatures are around 90° F during July and August. The recorded extremes are 14° F and 109° F. The Sierra Foothill REC maintains climatic data from 1962 to present.
Current Climate Data
Historical Climate Data
A weather station operated by the USDA is located here at the center and is part of the California Irrigation Management Information System (Station 84 Detail Report).
Parameters measured are current weather for Browns Valley Area, evaporation pan, precipitation, air temperature, relative humidity, total and net solar radiation, soil temperature and wind speed and directions.
Browns Valley Station 84
Sutter County Stations
- Verona, Nicolaus
Yuba County Stations
- Browns Valley, Marysville