Current Weather: Fair, 77.0°F
Visibility: 10.00 Miles
|The Conservancy currently has eight meteorological stations on the Island. One each at Parsons Landing, Silver Peak Trail, Middle Ranch, Cactus Peak, Wild Boar Gully, Whitleys Peak, Whites Landing and Dakin Peak. These stations record temperature, rainfall, relative humidity, incoming solar radiation, and wind speed and direction. The data from these stations assists the Conservancy and visiting researchers in the study of the island’s flora and fauna. It is also used to create a fire management plan.
These stations were installed by Desert Research Institute and the Catalina Island Conservancy with a grant from the Seaver Institute.
In addition NOOA maintains a weather station at the Airport in the Sky and in Avalon Canyon.
Data from the stations can be viewed online at the Desert Research Institute.