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Weather Stations/Networks

Automation Improves Access to Data

November 1, 2019
Access to hourly precipitation data speeds up with new improvements to a set of widely used observations.

NOAA Updates Global Temperature Dataset

October 30, 2018
NCEI releases a new version of the widely used global land temperature dataset known as the Global Historical Climatology Network–Monthly.

The Data Behind the Data

August 16, 2018
NCEI’s Historical Observing Metadata Repository (HOMR) is an integrated station history database that provides land-based station metadata.

Daily Weather Records

August 10, 2018
NCEI’s Daily Weather Records Data Tool provides a summary of recent temperature, precipitation, and snowfall station records.

What’s a USCRN Station?

July 17, 2019
The U.S. Climate Reference Network’s observing stations are equipped with a standard set of sensors to monitor climate.

Historical Holiday Weather: New Year’s Eve 1907

August 24, 2018
During Times Square’s first New Year’s ball drop on December 31, 1907, it was 35°F with winds from the west at 20 mph.

Historical Holiday Weather: Christmas Eve 1913

August 24, 2018
During the first Capitol Christmas celebration in Washington, DC, on December 24, 1913, it was sunny with a high of 46°F.

Climate Network Observes the Great American Eclipse

August 23, 2018
Over 100 U.S. Climate Reference Network, or USCRN, stations across the country stand ready to observe today’s total solar eclipse.

A Solar Eclipse for the Ages

August 21, 2018
On May 28, 1900, U.S. Weather Bureau meteorologists and scientists traveled to Newberry, South Carolina, to observe a total solar eclipse.

Estimating Wildfire Risk with a New Tool

August 22, 2018
Scientists collaborate with fire managers in the Great Plains to produce a tool for estimating wildfire risk with NOAA and NASA data.