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Not to be confused with Sonoma, California.Sonora is the county seat of Tuolumne County, California. The city population was 4,903 during the 2010 Census, up from 4,423 during the 2000 Census. Sonora is the only incorporated community in Tuolumne County.GeographySonora is located at, around the intersection of California State Highways 49 and 108 The altitude is 1825ft. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1sqmi, 99.55% of it land and 0.45% of it water.ClimateSonora has cool, wet winters and hot, mostly dry summers. Average January temperatures are a maximum of and a minimum of. Average July temperatures are a maximum of and a minimum of. There are an average of 75.5 days annually with highs of or higher and an average of 52.2 days annually with lows of or lower. The record high temperature was on June 22, 1961, and July 15, 1972. The record low temperature was on December 9, 1972.Average annual rainfall is 32.07in, almost all from November through April, although there are very occasionally afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the summer months, which drift down from the Sierra Nevada. There are an average of 60 days annually with measurable precipitation. The wettest year was 1940 with 46.67in and the driest year was 1976 with 15.06in. The most rainfall in one month was 21.69in in December 1955, including 7.10in on December 27, the record 24-hour rainfall. Average annual snowfall is only 4.7in. The most snowfall in one month was 30.5in in January 1933. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is Csa (Mediterranean climate).
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