Balch Camp, California

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Coordinates: 36°54′11″N 119°07′23″W / 36.90306°N 119.12306°W / 36.90306; -119.12306

Balch Camp
Balch Camp is located in California
Balch Camp
Balch Camp
Location in California
Balch Camp is located in the United States
Balch Camp
Balch Camp
Balch Camp (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°54′11″N 119°07′23″W / 36.90306°N 119.12306°W / 36.90306; -119.12306
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyFresno County
Elevation1,273 ft (388 m)

Balch Camp is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It is located near the confluence of the North Fork of the Kings River and Dinkey Creek 38 miles (61 km) east-northeast of Fresno,[2] at an elevation of 1273 feet (388 m).[1]

Lying deep within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Balch Camp is about 59 road miles, and one hour; 50 minutes from Fresno Yosemite International Airport (via Bailey Bridge).[3]

Climate[edit]

Balch Camp has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa) typical of the Sierra Nevada foothills, with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters.

Climate data for Balch Power House, California (normals 1981-2010, 1962-2020 extremes)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 71.0
(21.7)
79.0
(26.1)
88.0
(31.1)
92.0
(33.3)
103.0
(39.4)
106.0
(41.1)
112.0
(44.4)
111.0
(43.9)
109.0
(42.8)
102.0
(38.9)
84.0
(28.9)
68.0
(20.0)
112.0
(44.4)
Mean maximum °F (°C) 62.0
(16.7)
68.0
(20.0)
77.0
(25.0)
84.0
(28.9)
91.0
(32.8)
97.0
(36.1)
103.0
(39.4)
103.0
(39.4)
100.0
(37.8)
91.0
(32.8)
72.0
(22.2)
61.0
(16.1)
105.0
(40.6)
Average high °F (°C) 52.6
(11.4)
57.3
(14.1)
63.9
(17.7)
70.1
(21.2)
78.5
(25.8)
86.5
(30.3)
94.6
(34.8)
94.9
(34.9)
89.3
(31.8)
77.6
(25.3)
60.5
(15.8)
51.8
(11.0)
73.1
(22.8)
Daily mean °F (°C) 45.2
(7.3)
48.5
(9.2)
53.2
(11.8)
58.0
(14.4)
65.7
(18.7)
73.2
(22.9)
81.2
(27.3)
81.3
(27.4)
76.0
(24.4)
65.5
(18.6)
52.3
(11.3)
44.8
(7.1)
62.1
(16.7)
Average low °F (°C) 37.8
(3.2)
39.6
(4.2)
42.4
(5.8)
45.9
(7.7)
53.0
(11.7)
60.0
(15.6)
67.8
(19.9)
67.7
(19.8)
62.6
(17.0)
53.4
(11.9)
44.0
(6.7)
37.9
(3.3)
51.0
(10.6)
Mean minimum °F (°C) 29.0
(−1.7)
31.0
(−0.6)
33.0
(0.6)
36.0
(2.2)
41.0
(5.0)
48.0
(8.9)
59.0
(15.0)
60.0
(15.6)
51.0
(10.6)
43.0
(6.1)
34.0
(1.1)
29.0
(−1.7)
27.0
(−2.8)
Record low °F (°C) 20.0
(−6.7)
22.0
(−5.6)
27.0
(−2.8)
23.0
(−5.0)
22.0
(−5.6)
35.0
(1.7)
49.0
(9.4)
50.0
(10.0)
39.0
(3.9)
32.0
(0.0)
29.0
(−1.7)
18.0
(−7.8)
18.0
(−7.8)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 6.32
(161)
5.68
(144)
4.82
(122)
2.62
(67)
1.24
(31)
0.45
(11)
0.17
(4.3)
0.02
(0.51)
0.64
(16)
1.55
(39)
3.10
(79)
4.65
(118)
31.26
(794)
Source: NOAA[4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Balch Camp, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 997. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ http://right-directions-ca.com/driving-directions Suggested routes: Bailey Bridge Rd, Trimmer Springs Rd, Belmont Ave. 58.7 mi. About 1 hour 50 mins from Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Mapquest: via Big Creek Rd 1hr 53min 66.8mi. Retrieved April 2, 2019
  4. ^ "Balch Power House - NWS Hanford CA NOAA Online Weather Data". Retrieved February 9, 2021.