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NCDC TD3210 U.S. First Order Summary of Day

| DOI: 10.5065/H0J8-V485

This data set from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) contains summary of the day first order station surface weather observations. The stations are operated by the National Weather Service (NWS), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the U.S. Air Force (Air Weather Service), and the U.S. Navy (Navy Weather Detachment). The NWS and FAA sites are located in the contiguous U.S., Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and other Pacific Islands. The Air Force and Navy operate stations worldwide.

The observations were generally recorded midnight to midnight for the 24-hour period. The major data parameters are wind, maximum temperature, minimum temperature, wet-bulb temperature, dew-point temperature, maximum relative humidity, minimum relative humidity, precipitation, station pressure, sea level pressure, snowfall, snow depth, and present weather. The earliest data is for 1881 but most stations begin in 1948. Periods of record vary widely among the stations.

Temporal Range:
1881-07-01 to 2009-05-31 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Air Temperature Cloud Frequency Humidity Precipitation Amount
Snow Sunshine Surface Pressure Surface Winds
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
Federal Aviation Agency, U.S. Department of Transportation
 |  DOD/USAF/557WW
557th Weather Wing, U.S. Air Force, U. S. Department of Defense
Total Volume:
4.19 GB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
Daily Meteorological Data for U.S. Cooperative Stations from NCDC TD3200
NCDC TD3220 U.S. Cooperative Summary of Month
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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