Weimar, California

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Weimar
Weimar is located in California
Weimar
Weimar
Location in California
Weimar is located in the United States
Weimar
Weimar
Weimar (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°02′15″N 120°58′21″W / 39.03750°N 120.97250°W / 39.03750; -120.97250Coordinates: 39°02′15″N 120°58′21″W / 39.03750°N 120.97250°W / 39.03750; -120.97250
Country United States
State California
CountyPlacer County
Elevation2,257 ft (688 m)
ZIP code
95739, 95713
Area code(s)530
GNIS feature ID237401[2]

Weimar (formerly, "New England Mills" or "Weimer") is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California,[1] located in the Sacramento area. Weimar is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south-southwest of Colfax.[3] As of 2010, its population is 209.

Weimar has a campground in it, and also has access to the North Fork of the American River.

Education[edit]

Weimar Institute[edit]

The former Weimar Sanitorium, a Tuberculosis treatment hospital, is now Weimar Institute, home to the NEWSTART Lifestyle Program. The Institute also includes Weimar College, and Weimar Academy, a boarding school for high school students, both associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is also home to the Weimar Hills Public School,[4] which offers grades 4th through 8th.

Geography[edit]

By car, Weimar is about 80 minutes from Reno, Nevada and about one hour northeast of Sacramento, California on east I-80. It is directly adjacent to Interstate 80. Amtrak stops at Colfax, California which is about 5 miles east on I-80 past Weimar. Weimar, California was originally named "New England Mills" and also formerly spelled "Weimer". The elevation is about 2300–2600 feet.

Climate[edit]

Weimar has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa).[5][circular reference]

There are cool winters during which intense rainfall with occasional days of snow. It has hot, dry summers with no rainfall in July and August.

Snow in Weimar occasionally falls due to its higher latitude, averaging 10.2 inches or 0.259 metres per year, mostly in winter months.[6]

Average December temperatures are a maximum of 53.0 °F (11.7 °C) and a minimum of 39.0 °F (3.9 °C). Average July temperatures are a maximum of 94.0 °F (34.4 °C) and a minimum of 63.0 °F (17.2 °C). The record high temperature was 113 °F (45 °C). The record low temperature was 20 °F (−7 °C).

Average annual precipitation is 46.9 inches (1,190 mm). There are on average 77.9 days with measurable precipitation.

Weimar's Köppen classification and climate similarities to locations such as Napa, California and parts of Italy make it a suitable region for growing wine grapes. Weimar and the surrounding areas of Placer County are home to over 20 wineries.[7]

Climate data for Weimar, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 77.0
(25.0)
80.0
(26.7)
85.0
(29.4)
91.0
(32.8)
102.0
(38.9)
111.0
(43.9)
113.0
(45.0)
112.0
(44.4)
106.0
(41.1)
101.0
(38.3)
87.0
(30.6)
75.0
(23.9)
113.0
(45.0)
Average high °F (°C) 53.0
(11.7)
60.0
(15.6)
64.0
(17.8)
70.0
(21.1)
80.0
(26.7)
89.0
(31.7)
94.0
(34.4)
92.0
(33.3)
87.0
(30.6)
77.0
(25.0)
62.0
(16.7)
53.0
(11.7)
73.4
(23.0)
Daily mean °F (°C) 46.0
(7.8)
51.0
(10.6)
54.0
(12.2)
59.0
(15.0)
67.0
(19.4)
74.0
(23.3)
79.0
(26.1)
77.0
(25.0)
73.0
(22.8)
64.0
(17.8)
53.0
(11.7)
46.0
(7.8)
61.9
(16.6)
Average low °F (°C) 38.0
(3.3)
42.0
(5.6)
44.0
(6.7)
47.0
(8.3)
53.0
(11.7)
60.0
(15.6)
63.0
(17.2)
62.0
(16.7)
58.0
(14.4)
51.0
(10.6)
44.0
(6.7)
39.0
(3.9)
50.1
(10.1)
Record low °F (°C) 22.0
(−5.6)
21.0
(−6.1)
26.0
(−3.3)
34.0
(1.1)
37.0
(2.8)
46.0
(7.8)
50.0
(10.0)
49.0
(9.4)
42.0
(5.6)
35.0
(1.7)
27.0
(−2.8)
20.0
(−6.7)
20.0
(−6.7)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 7.8
(200)
7.9
(200)
7.0
(180)
3.6
(91)
2.1
(53)
0.6
(15)
0
(0)
0.1
(2.5)
0.8
(20)
2.6
(66)
5.9
(150)
8.5
(220)
46.9
(1,197.5)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 1.3
(3.3)
3.2
(8.1)
2.4
(6.1)
0.5
(1.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.51)
2.6
(6.6)
10.2
(25.91)
Average precipitation days 11.6 11.5 10.8 7.9 5 2 0.1 0.7 2.0 4.7 9.7 11.9 77.9
Average snowy days 0.7 1.1 1.1 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0.4 3.9
Average relative humidity (%) 76.5 67.5 66.5 57.0 47.5 45.0 41.5 45.5 49.0 56.0 67.0 74.0 57.8
Average dew point °F (°C) 38.0
(3.3)
40.0
(4.4)
48.0
(8.9)
43.0
(6.1)
45.0
(7.2)
49.0
(9.4)
50.0
(10.0)
51.0
(10.6)
48.0
(8.9)
46.0
(7.8)
41.0
(5.0)
38.0
(3.3)
44.8
(7.1)
Source 1: Bestplaces.net[8]
Source 2: RAIN and RAINDAYS / SNOW and SNOWDAYS myforecast.co[9]

History[edit]

The Weimar post office opened in 1866. An explanation of the town's name comes from the Geisendorfer family; descendants of George Geisendorfer, founder of the town. George Geisendorfer was born in the area of Weimar, Germany. Many of the original inhabitants of Weimar (New England Mills) were also of German descent. Members of the town, and the Geisendorfer family, have testified that George Geisendorfer himself decided to rename the town “Weimar” when the post office rejected the original name of New England Mills.[3] In April, 1919, in the wake of the end of World War I, a resolution was introduced in the California State Senate to change the town's name to Argonne. The resolution was defeated after the local senator insisted the name was not German, but actually came from Weimah, a chief of the Grass Valley tribe of Digger Native Americans, who had been hospitable to the area's first white settlers. The senator further stated that postal authorities had misspelled the name. [10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010209

Its ZIP code is 95736 and its area code 530.

As of 2010, its population is 209.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Weimar, California
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 575. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  4. ^ "WHS - About".
  5. ^ "Mediterrenean Climate". Wikipedia. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Zip 95736 (Weimar, CA) Climate". Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  7. ^ "Wineries and Tours in Gold Country". www.visitplacer.com. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "Weimar,CA". July 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Weimar,CA". July 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  10. ^ "'Argonne' Urged to Replace Name of Weimar, Ca.", San Francisco Examiner, 11 April 1919, p. 4