Live Oak is an incorporated city in Sutter County, California, United States. Take a look below for 10 obscure and fun facts about Live Oak, California, United States.
1. It is part of the Yuba City Metropolitan Statistical Area within the Greater Sacramento CSA, and includes a hamlet historically named Stafford.
2. The population was 8,392 at the 2010 census.
3. Live Oak’s climate usually consists of hot, dry summers and prolonging wet, cool winters, a Mediterranean climate.
4. Summers are hot, sunny and dry but a delta breeze occurs at times. This cools the temperature but doesn’t last long. Heat waves occur during the summer months, lasting for 3–5 days on average. Temperatures range from 105 to 110 degrees.
5. Dry months range from mid to late May to early to mid September where rainfall is rare. The hottest month is July with temperatures averaging around 96 to 100 degrees with no rain but it isn’t rare for some rain to arrive from the Southwest Monsoon.
6. Winters are prolonging wet, cool and foggy. Wet months range from mid October to mid April where rainfall becomes constant. January is the wettest and coolest month with rainfall averaging between 4 and 6 inches but during El Niño season, rainfall averages 10 to 12 inches which causes major flooding.
7. During the La Niña season, rainfall averages 4 inches or below, causing drought problems during summer. In the winter, temperatures average 45 to 50 degrees. Foggy and cloudy weather can last up to 2 to 4 weeks, also known as Tule fog. Snow occurs rarely. The record amount of snow was 3.8 inches in 2002.
8. Live Oak has a fire dept. which is part of the Sutter County Fire Department.
9. Until the mid-1970s, Live Oak had its own police department. In the 1970s the city decided to contract out services from the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department.
10. There is a dedicated group of deputies from the Sheriff’s Department who are stationed in and patrol mainly in the Live Oak contract area, making for a more effective patrol and more community oriented department.