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Histories of Weather Observation at Selected Locations

In association with the CDMP project to digitize the 19th Century weather data, the Station Histories Project is striving to collect information about the location of the weather stations and their observing practices.  This information may be found in national or local archives, libraries, or in private collections.  The information for a station is gathered together into a written report describing the historical development of weather observations at the site.  Station histories for over 70 stations are currently available. (Click here for citation format.)

These histories are in Adobe PDF format. You must have PDF reader on your computer to view them. Histories with an asterisk (*) after their name are quite large (over 15 MB), and not recommended for dial-up users.

List of available histories - click on the station name:

AL - Mobile KS - Manhattan OH - Cincinnati*
AL - Mount Vernon KY - Bowling Green OH - College Hill
AZ - Fort Huachuca* KY - Louisville* OH - Jacksonburg
AZ - Fort Verde* KY - Newport Barracks* OH - Mount Auburn
AZ - Wickenburg* LA - Fort Jesup OK - Fort Gibson
CA - Los Angeles LA - Shreveport OK - Fort Washita
CA - Presidio of San Francisco MA - Nantucket OR - Portland
CA - Sacramento* ME - Portland SC - Aiken
CA - San Diego MN - Duluth SC - Charleston
CA - San Francisco* MN - Fort Ridgely SC - Columbia
CA - Santa Cruz* MN - Fort Ripley SC - Florence
CA - Sonoma* MN - Fort Snelling SD - Fort Randall
DC - Naval Observatory MN - Minneapolis SD - Fort Sisseton
DC - Washington, DC MO - Harrisonville SD - Fort Sully
GA - Oglethorpe Barracks MS - Columbus TN - Memphis
GA - Savannah MS - Jackson TX - Austin
IA - Des Moines MS - Natchez TX - San Antonio
IA - Logan MS - Vicksburg UT - Salt Lake City
IL - Peoria MT - Helena* VT - Burlington
IL - Urbana NE - Fairbury VT - Luneburg
IN - Indianapolis NM - Albuquerque WA - Seattle*
IN - Vevay* NM - Fort Bayard WI - Milwaukee*
KS - Atchison NM - Fort Marcy WY - Cheyenne
KS - Leavenworth NM - Fort Union  
  NM - Santa Fe  

Citation Format:

Please use the following citation format to refer to the station histories available on this web site. Substitute in the appropriate author(s), year, and title for the station history you are referring to.

Conner, G., 2006: History of Weather Observations, Helena, Montana, 1866-1948. Station History Report to the Climate Database Modernization Program of NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, Midwestern Regional Climate Center, 61 pp. [Available from Midwestern Regional Climate Center,
2204 S. Griffith Drive, Champaign, IL 61820.]

 

 

 

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