Norden, California

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Norden
Unincorporated community
Norden is located in California
Norden
Norden
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 39°19′05″N 120°21′22″W / 39.31806°N 120.35611°W / 39.31806; -120.35611Coordinates: 39°19′05″N 120°21′22″W / 39.31806°N 120.35611°W / 39.31806; -120.35611
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada
Elevation[1] 6,939 ft (2,115 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 1659242

Norden is a small unincorporated community in Nevada County, California, United States, about 9 miles (14 km) west of Truckee. The community is located on a former portion of U.S. Route 40 near Interstate 80 and lies along the historical First Transcontinental Railroad, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Donner Pass.[2]

Near Norden is the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, located in nearby Placer County.

The Norden post office opened in 1926, closed in 1943, and reopened in 1947, and is now closed.[2] The place is named for Charles Van Norden, an official of the water company.[2]

Climate[edit]

Norden has a Köppen Climate Classification of Hot-summer Mediterranean climate abbreviated as Csb, which is a dry-summer subtropical climate often referred to as "Mediterranean".[3]

Climate data for Norden, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 36
(2)
39
(4)
41
(5)
44
(7)
55
(13)
63
(17)
74
(23)
73
(23)
67
(19)
58
(14)
43
(6)
38
(3)
52.6
(11.3)
Average low °C (°F) 18
(−8)
18
(−8)
19
(−7)
23
(−5)
31
(−1)
37
(3)
43
(6)
43
(6)
39
(4)
33
(1)
25
(−4)
19
(−7)
29
(−1.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2.1
(53)
2
(50)
2.2
(56)
0.6
(15)
0.1
(3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(3)
0.2
(5)
0.5
(13)
1.1
(28)
1.4
(36)
10.3
(262)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Norden, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 530. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Norden, California
  4. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 22, 2013.