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[2] 5,190 ft (1,582 m)
Population (2016 [1])
 • Total 80 [1]
ZIP codes 95715 [1]
Area code(s) 530 [3]

Emigrant Gap (formerly, Wilsons Ranch)[4] is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.[2] Emigrant Gap is located 0.25 miles (0.4 km) southwest of Emigrant Gap.[4] It lies at an elevation of 5190 feet (1582 m).[2]

The Wilsons Ranch post office opened in 1865, changed its name to Emigrant Gap in 1868.[4] The name Wilsons Ranch honored a stage stop operator.[4]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Emigrant Gap has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[5]

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
(61)
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
(34)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 323
(12.7)
292
(11.5)
262
(10.3)
137
(5.4)
84
(3.3)
30
(1.2)
5
(0.2)
8
(0.3)
28
(1.1)
97
(3.8)
206
(8.1)
290
(11.4)
1,765
(69.5)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 138.7
(54.6)
116.3
(45.8)
132.3
(52.1)
64.5
(25.4)
16.5
(6.5)
1.3
(0.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0.3
(0.1)
5.6
(2.2)
49.8
(19.6)
111.3
(43.8)
636.6
(250.6)
Average precipitation days 12 12 12 9 7 4 1 1 3 5 9 11 86
Average snowy days 7.9 7.9 7.6 4.8 1.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 4.6 7.1 42.4
Source: Weatherbase [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.bestplaces.net/people/zip-code/california/emigrant_gap/95715
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Emigrant Gap, California
  3. ^ http://zipcode.org/city/CA/EMIGRANTGAP
  4. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 482. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Emigrant Gap, California
  6. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on December 18, 2016.