Chapter 4: California’s Weather and Climate

Opening a Laboratory Full of Weather Mysteries

Can you find another place on Earth the size of California displaying such diversity of climates? Depending on the classification system used you may find examples similar to nearly every major climate group, except for tropical climates, somewhere in California. We could devote this entire book to California’s weather events and climate zones and still not cover them all.

You can view climate data of selected weather stations by visiting the Climographs page.

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