Burson, California

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Coordinates: 38°11′02″N 120°53′26″W / 38.18389°N 120.89056°W / 38.18389; -120.89056

Burson
Burson is located in California
Burson
Burson
Location in California
Burson is located in the United States
Burson
Burson
Burson (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°11′02″N 120°53′26″W / 38.18389°N 120.89056°W / 38.18389; -120.89056
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyCalaveras County
Elevation98 ft (126 m)

Burson is an unincorporated community in Calaveras County, California. It lies at an elevation of 98 feet (45 m). Although unincorporated, Burson has the ZIP code of 95225.

History[edit]

Burson was platted in 1884 when the San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Railroad was extended to that point.[2] The community was named for Daniel Smith Burson, the original owner of the town site.[2] A post office has been in operation at Burson since 1884.[3]

Geography[edit]

It is located near Valley Springs and Rancho Calaveras, only a few miles away.

Climate[edit]

Burson has a Csa-Hot SummerMediterranean climate typical of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Winters are cool and wet with mild days, chilly nights, and substantial rainfall. Summers are hot and dry with very hot days, cool nights, and minimal rainfall. Due to the orographic effect, rainfall in all seasons is significantly greater than on the valley floor to the west.

Climate data for Burson (Valley Springs)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 53
(12)
59
(15)
63
(17)
69
(21)
79
(26)
88
(31)
94
(34)
93
(34)
88
(31)
77
(25)
62
(17)
53
(12)
73.2
(22.9)
Daily mean °F (°C) 46.0
(7.8)
50.5
(10.3)
53.5
(11.9)
58.0
(14.4)
65.5
(18.6)
72.5
(22.5)
76.9
(24.9)
78.0
(25.6)
73.5
(23.1)
65.0
(18.3)
53.5
(11.9)
46.0
(7.8)
61.6
(16.4)
Average low °F (°C) 39
(4)
42
(6)
44
(7)
47
(8)
52
(11)
57
(14)
62
(17)
62
(17)
59
(15)
53
(12)
45
(7)
39
(4)
50.1
(10.1)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.13
(105)
3.86
(98)
3.82
(97)
2.01
(51)
1.18
(30)
0.28
(7.1)
0
(0)
0.04
(1.0)
0.43
(11)
1.3
(33)
2.68
(68)
3.74
(95)
23.47
(596)
Source: [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Burson, California
  2. ^ a b Manna, Sal (Sep 2, 2005). "City of Burson founded by Civil War veteran Daniel Smith Burson". Lodi News-Sentinel. p. 9. Retrieved 28 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Calaveras County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Climate Valley Springs - California and Weather averages Valley Springs". www.usclimatedata.com. Retrieved 2019-07-01.