Callahan, California

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Callahan, California
The convenience store and bar in Callahan
The convenience store and bar in Callahan
Callahan, California is located in California
Callahan, California
Callahan, California
Callahan, California is located in the United States
Callahan, California
Callahan, California
Coordinates: 41°18′35″N 122°48′05″W / 41.30972°N 122.80139°W / 41.30972; -122.80139Coordinates: 41°18′35″N 122°48′05″W / 41.30972°N 122.80139°W / 41.30972; -122.80139
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySiskiyou
Elevation
3,140 ft (960 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
96014
Area code(s)530
GNIS feature ID257834[1]

Callahan is an unincorporated community in Siskiyou County, California, United States. Callahan is located on California State Route 3 11.5 miles (18.5 km) south-southeast of Etna. Callahan has a post office with ZIP code 96014. As of 2009 it has a population of 50~.[2]

History[edit]

The post office opened as Callahan's Ranch in 1858 and changed its name to Callahan in 1892. The community was named after M.B. Callahan, who opened a travelers' stop[clarification needed] in the community in 1851.[3]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Callahan has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]

Climate data for Callahan (1943-2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 65
(18)
72
(22)
82
(28)
86
(30)
98
(37)
103
(39)
106
(41)
105
(41)
105
(41)
91
(33)
75
(24)
65
(18)
106
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 44.9
(7.2)
50.9
(10.5)
56.4
(13.6)
62.7
(17.1)
71.5
(21.9)
80.1
(26.7)
88.5
(31.4)
87.2
(30.7)
80.6
(27.0)
68
(20)
51.9
(11.1)
44.2
(6.8)
65.6
(18.7)
Average low °F (°C) 25.4
(−3.7)
27.9
(−2.3)
29.9
(−1.2)
32.7
(0.4)
38
(3)
43.7
(6.5)
48.9
(9.4)
47.5
(8.6)
41.7
(5.4)
35.2
(1.8)
29.8
(−1.2)
25.7
(−3.5)
35.5
(1.9)
Record low °F (°C) −6
(−21)
−1
(−18)
4
(−16)
18
(−8)
21
(−6)
23
(−5)
30
(−1)
32
(0)
23
(−5)
15
(−9)
9
(−13)
−9
(−23)
−9
(−23)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.46
(88)
2.7
(69)
2.1
(53)
1.26
(32)
1.09
(28)
0.76
(19)
0.43
(11)
0.37
(9.4)
0.5
(13)
1.57
(40)
2.88
(73)
3.79
(96)
20.92
(531)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 4.5
(11)
1.7
(4.3)
2.2
(5.6)
0.3
(0.76)
0.2
(0.51)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.25)
1.3
(3.3)
2.6
(6.6)
12.8
(33)
Average precipitation days 12 10 11 8 7 5 2 2 3 6 11 12 89
Source: WRCC[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Callahan, California
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 206. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Callahan, California
  5. ^ "CALLAHAN, CA (041316)". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved November 29, 2015.

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