3
$\begingroup$

I went to the web site of the National Weather Service and clicked around but it was fruitless. How can I get historical weather data in the US?

I want to get daily high and low and precipitation for a particular weather station for time periods such as 1930 to 1940.

$\endgroup$
3
$\begingroup$

This the portal for the NOAA historical records

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/search

You can specify what you are looking for (Summaries, or other), the time range, the area.

They have records starting in the 1800`s to today.

$\endgroup$
1
$\begingroup$

I use the Regional Climate Center network for data. There are 6 different climate centers hosted by various research institutes, they each have their own database system for sharing data.

I don't know how it compares to the other linked sources, but what I value about the climate centers is the presence of lots of incomplete records from smaller stations. I'm not sure if those records are available through NOAA, but I do a lot of computer aggregation where more data points is more better.

$\endgroup$
0
$\begingroup$

This is my favorite resource for historical climate data http://cdiac.ornl.gov/epubs/ndp/ushcn/ushcn.html

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ Note: CDIAC as currently configured and hosted by ORNL will cease operations on September 30, 2017 and CDIAC will regrettably no longer be performing annual data updates to our interface for NOAA's USHCN database, with the final year of data being 2014 So this resource is not much use. It points to ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web for followup $\endgroup$ – Jan Doggen Nov 21 '16 at 20:33

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.