Orleans, California

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Coordinates: 41°18′05″N 123°32′28″W / 41.30139°N 123.54111°W / 41.30139; -123.54111

Orleans
Panamnik
Unincorporated community
Orleans is located in California
Orleans
Orleans
Orleans is located in USA
Orleans
Orleans
Location in California
Coordinates: 41°18′05″N 123°32′28″W / 41.30139°N 123.54111°W / 41.30139; -123.54111
Country United States
State California
County Humboldt County
Elevation[1] 404 ft (123 m)
ZIP code 95556
Area code 530
FIPS code 06-54288
GNIS feature ID 264396

Orleans (formerly New Orleans Bar and Orleans Bar) (Karuk: Panamnik),[2] is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.[1] It is located 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Weitchpec[3] along via State Route 96 (the "Bigfoot Scenic Byway"), at an elevation of 404 feet (123 m).[1] The ZIP Code is 95556.[4] It is within the area code 530. It is within the aboriginal territory of the Karuk Tribe of California.

Originally named Panamnik, renamed by miners and settlers New Orleans Bar, it was renamed Orleans Bar in 1855, when it became the county seat of the now-defunct Klamath County, California.[3] The Orleans post office was established on December 2, 1857.[3]

Orleans is about 20 miles southeast of the site of the famous Patterson–Gimlin film of a purported Bigfoot.

Government[edit]

In the California State Legislature, Orleans is in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Mike McGuire,[5] and the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Jim Wood.[6]

In the United States House of Representatives, Orleans is in California's 2nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Jared Huffman.[7]

See also[edit]

Climate[edit]

Orleans has a Hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa) according to the Köppen climate classification system.

Climate data for Orleans
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 71
(22)
83
(28)
96
(36)
101
(38)
109
(43)
111
(44)
117
(47)
116
(47)
113
(45)
102
(39)
85
(29)
72
(22)
117
(47)
Average high °F (°C) 50.9
(10.5)
56.7
(13.7)
63.4
(17.4)
70.5
(21.4)
77.3
(25.2)
84.5
(29.2)
93.1
(33.9)
92.7
(33.7)
86.5
(30.3)
72.7
(22.6)
58
(14)
50.7
(10.4)
71.4
(21.9)
Average low °F (°C) 35.2
(1.8)
37.3
(2.9)
39.1
(3.9)
41.6
(5.3)
45.7
(7.6)
50.2
(10.1)
54.3
(12.4)
53.3
(11.8)
49.3
(9.6)
44.6
(7)
40.4
(4.7)
36.1
(2.3)
43.9
(6.6)
Record low °F (°C) 9
(−13)
16
(−9)
22
(−6)
25
(−4)
20
(−7)
33
(1)
40
(4)
39
(4)
28
(−2)
24
(−4)
17
(−8)
5
(−15)
5
(−15)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 9.16
(232.7)
7.31
(185.7)
6.18
(157)
3.34
(84.8)
2.02
(51.3)
0.88
(22.4)
0.21
(5.3)
0.3
(8)
0.99
(25.1)
3.51
(89.2)
7.5
(191)
9.63
(244.6)
51.03
(1,296.2)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 2.6
(6.6)
1.1
(2.8)
0.4
(1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.4
(1)
1.5
(3.8)
6
(15)
Average precipitation days 15 13 14 10 7 4 1 1 3 7 13 15 103
Source: WRCC[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Orleans, California
  2. ^ Bright, William; Susan Gehr. "Karuk Dictionary and Texts". Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ 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. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  4. ^ USPS ZIP Code lookup tool Archived 2010-11-23 at WebCite
  5. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "California's 2nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ "ORLEANS, CA (046508)". Western Regional Climate Center. December 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2015.