BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA
NORMALS, MEANS, AND EXTREMES

LATITUDE: 35 25' N LONGITUDE:119 03' W ELEVATION: FT. GRND 496 BARO 499 TIME ZONE: PACIFIC WBAN: 23155

(a)
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
YEAR
TEMPERATURE (Deg. F)
Normals
-Daily Maximum
-Daily Minimum
-Monthly
Extremes
-Record Highest
-Year
-Record Lowest
-Year






58

58



56.9
38.6
47.8

82
1984
20
1963


63.9
42.6
53.3

87
1989
25
1990


68.9
45.8
57.4

92
1969
31
1966


75.9
50.1
63.0

101
1981
34
1984


84.6
57.3
71.0

107
1982
37
1988


92.4
64.0
78.2

114
1976
45
1988


98.5
69.6
84.1

115
1950
52
1987


96.6
68.5
82.6

112
1981
52
1942


90.1
63.5
76.8

112
1955
45
1948


80.7
54.8
67.8

103
1990
29
1971


66.8
44.7
55.8

9.1
1949
28
1994


56.5
38.3
47.5

83
1979
19
1990


77.7
53.2
65.4

115
JUL 1950
19
DEC 1990
NORMAL DEGREE DAYS
Heating (base 65 Deg. F)
Cooling (base 65 Deg. F)




533
0

331
0

246
1.1

144
84

28
214

6
402

0
592

0
546

8
362

60
147

283
7

543
0

2182
2365
% OF POSSIBLE SUNSHINE














MEAN SKY COVER(tenths)
Sunrise - Sunset
MEAN NUMBER OF DAYS:
Sunrise to Sunset
-Clear
-Partly Cloudy
-Cloudy
Precipitation
.01 inches or more
Snow, Ice Pellets, Hail
1.0 inches or more
Thunderstorms
Heavy Fog Visibility
1/4 mile or less
Temperature Deg. F
-Maximum
90 Deg. F and above
32 Deg. F and below
-Minimum
32 Deg. F and below
0 Deg. F and below

50


55
55
55

58

58
57

57


32
32

32
32

6.8


6.7
7.6
16.7

6.1

0.0
0.1

8.3


0.0
0.0

4.5
0.0

6.1


7.5
8.0
12.7

6.3

0.0
0.2

2.6


0.0
0.0

1.1
0.0

5.6


9.8
9.3
11.9

6.6

0.*
0.5

0.5


0.1
0.0

0.1
0.0

4.6


12.3
9.1
8.6

4.0

0.0
0.4

0.1


2.3
0.0

0.0
0.0

3.3


17.6
8.7
4.7

1.7

0.0
0.3

0.*


10.1
0.0

0.0
0.0

1.8


23.2
4.7
2.1

0.5

0.0
0.3

0.0


19.4
0.0

0.0
0.0

1.3


26.4
3.2
1.4

0.1

0.0
0.2

0.*


28.4
0.0

0.0
0.0

1.4


25.9
3.8
1.4

0.3

0.0
0.2

0.*


26.2
0.0

0.0
0.0

1.8


23.6
4.3
2.1

0.9

0.0
0.6

0.*


17.7
0.0

0.0
0.0

3.1


19.3
6.5
5.1

1.7

0.0
0.3

0.1


5.8
0.0

0.1
0.0

4.9


12.0
8.2
9.9

3.5

0.0
0.1

2.5


0.*
0.0

0.5
0.0

6.6


7.1
7.6
16.2

5.3

0.0
0.1

7.9


0.0
0.0

4.8
0.0

3.9


191.5
81.0
92.8

37.1

*
3.2

22.0


109.9
0.0

11.2
0.0
AV. STATION PRES. (mb)
10
1002.0
1001.7
999.0
998.6
995.4
994.8
994.7
994.7
995.0
998.4
1001.4
1003.1
998.2
RELATIVE HUMIDITY (%)
Hour 04
Hour 10 (Local Time)
Hour 16
Hour 22

19
32
32
19

83
78
63
78

78
67
51
71

72
58
44
63

65
46
33
53

55
39
26
40

50
35
23
34

48
33
22
33

53
37
24
38

57
41
28
144

63
46
33
52

76
62
49
69

83
75
62
79

65
51
38
55
PRECIPITATION (in.)
Water Equivalent
-Normal
-Maximum Monthly
-Year
-Minimum Monthly
-Year
-Maximum in 24 hrs
-Year
Snow, Ice Pellets, Hail
-Maximum Monthly
-Year
-Maximum in 24 hrs
-Year



58

58

58


58

58



0.86
2.87
1943
T
1972
1.38
1992

T
1987
T
1987


1.06
4.68
1978
0.03
1967
3.02
1978

T
1994
T
1994


1.04
4.61
1938
T
1972
1.68
1938

1.5
1974
1.5
1974


0.57
2.65
1967
0.00
1966
1.00
1943

T
1994
T
1994


0.20
2.39
1971
0.00
1982
1.40
1971

0.0

0.0



0.10
1.11
1972
0.00
1983
1.10
1972

0.0

0.0



0.01
0.30
1965
0.00
1983
0.30
1965

0.0

0.0



0.09
1.18
1983
0.00
1981
1.08
1983

0.0

0.0



0.17
1.06
1976
0.00
1981
0.63
1978

0.0

0.0



0.29
1.82
1974
0.00
1978
1.51
1940

0.0

0.0



0.70
3.04
1960
0.00
1959
1.54
1960

0.0

0.0



0.63
2.03
1995
0.00
1989
1.15
1974

T
1995
T
1995


5.72
4.68
FEB 1978
0.00
DEC 1989
3.02
FEB 1978

1.5
MAR 1974
1.5
MAR 1974
WIND
Mean Speed (mph)
Prevailing Direction
through 1964
Fastest Mile
-Direction(!!)
-Speed(mph)
-Year
Peak Gust
-Direction(!!)
-Speed(mph)
-Date

43



46







5.2

NW

02
35
1960





5.8

ENE

29
44
1960





6.5

NW

36
38
1973





7.1

NW

29
40
1958





7.9

NW

32
40
1990





7.9

NW

15
41
1972





7.2

NW

29
25
1950





6.8

NW

31
30
1987





6.2

WNW

14
35
1976





5.5

NW

08
38
1986





5.1

ENE

30
35
1985





5.0

ENE

13
46
1977





6.4

NW

13
46
DEC 1977




(a) - Length of Record in Years, although individual months may be missing.
0.* or * - The value is between 0.0 and 0.05.
Normals - Based on the 1961 - 1990 record period.
Extremes - Dates are the most recent occurrence.
Wind Dir.- Numerals show tens of degrees clockwise from true north. "00" indicates calm.
Resultant Directions are given to whole degrees.