Emigrant Gap, California

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Emigrant Gap
Unincorporated community
Emigrant Gap is located in California
Emigrant Gap
Emigrant Gap
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°17′49″N 120°40′22″W / 39.29694°N 120.67278°W / 39.29694; -120.67278Coordinates: 39°17′49″N 120°40′22″W / 39.29694°N 120.67278°W / 39.29694; -120.67278
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 5,190 ft (1,582 m)

Emigrant Gap (formerly, Wilsons Ranch)[2] is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.[1] Emigrant Gap is located 0.25 miles (0.4 km) southwest of Emigrant Gap.[2] It lies at an elevation of 5190 feet (1582 m).[1]

The Wilsons Ranch post office opened in 1865, changed its name to Emigrant Gap in 1868.[2] The name Wilsons Ranch honored a stage stop operator.[2]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Emigrant Gap has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[3]

Climate data for Emigrant Gap, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7
(44)
8
(47)
10
(50)
14
(57)
18
(64)
23
(74)
27
(81)
29
(85)
24
(75)
18
(65)
11
(52)
7
(45)
16.3
(61.6)
Average low °C (°F) −4
(24)
−4
(25)
−3
(26)
−1
(30)
2
(36)
6
(42)
8
(47)
7
(45)
6
(42)
2
(36)
−2
(29)
−4
(25)
1.1
(33.9)
Precipitation cm (inches) 33
(13)
28
(11)
25
(10)
13
(5)
8
(3)
3
(1)
0.5
(0.2)
0.8
(0.3)
2.8
(1.1)
9.7
(3.8)
20.6
(8.1)
29
(11.4)
173.4
(67.9)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Emigrant Gap, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 482. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Emigrant Gap, California
  4. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 22, 2013.