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NCDC TD3240 U.S. Cooperative Hourly Precipitation, 1900 to 2011

| DOI: 10.5065/YP2D-XA17

The hourly precipitation observations contained in this set are taken by observers at principle (primary) stations, secondary stations, and cooperative observer stations operated by the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). The sites are located in the contiguous U.S., Alaska, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii and other Pacific Islands.

While most stations begin observations in 1948, some have observations as far back as 1900. There are currently more than 2500 stations reporting. Periods of record vary widely among the stations.

The RDA is no longer updating this dataset. For data beyond 2011, please see the NCEI web site.

Temporal Range:
1900-01-01 to 2011-09-01 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Precipitation Amount
Data Types:
Platform Observation
Data Contributors:
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Total Volume:
3.14 GB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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