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Callahan, California
Country United States
State California
County Siskiyou
Elevation
3,140 ft (960 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
96014
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature ID 257834

Callahan is an unincorporated community in Siskiyou County, California, United States. Callahan is located on California State Route 3 11.5 miles (18.5 km) south-southeast of Etna. Callahan has a post office with ZIP code 96014. The post office opened as Callahan's Ranch in 1858 and changed its name to Callahan in 1892. The community was named after M.B. Callahan, who opened a travelers' stop in the community in 1851.

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Callahan has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

Climate data for Callahan (1943-2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 65
(18.3)
72
(22.2)
82
(27.8)
86
(30)
98
(36.7)
103
(39.4)
106
(41.1)
105
(40.6)
105
(40.6)
91
(32.8)
75
(23.9)
65
(18.3)
106
(41.1)
Average high °F (°C) 44.9
(7.17)
50.9
(10.5)
56.4
(13.56)
62.7
(17.06)
71.5
(21.94)
80.1
(26.72)
88.5
(31.39)
87.2
(30.67)
80.6
(27)
68
(20)
51.9
(11.06)
44.2
(6.78)
65.6
(18.67)
Average low °F (°C) 25.4
(-3.67)
27.9
(-2.28)
29.9
(-1.17)
32.7
(0.39)
38
(3.3)
43.7
(6.5)
48.9
(9.39)
47.5
(8.61)
41.7
(5.39)
35.2
(1.78)
29.8
(-1.22)
25.7
(-3.5)
35.5
(1.94)
Record low °F (°C) -6
(-21.1)
-1
(-18.3)
4
(-15.6)
18
(-7.8)
21
(-6.1)
23
(-5)
30
(-1.1)
32
(0)
23
(-5)
15
(-9.4)
9
(-12.8)
-9
(-22.8)
-9
(-22.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.46
(87.9)
2.7
(69)
2.1
(53)
1.26
(32)
1.09
(27.7)
0.76
(19.3)
0.43
(10.9)
0.37
(9.4)
0.5
(13)
1.57
(39.9)
2.88
(73.2)
3.79
(96.3)
20.92
(531.4)
Snowfall inches (cm) 4.5
(11.4)
1.7
(4.3)
2.2
(5.6)
0.3
(0.8)
0.2
(0.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
1.3
(3.3)
2.6
(6.6)
12.8
(32.5)
Avg. precipitation days 12 10 11 8 7 5 2 2 3 6 11 12 89
Source: WRCC
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