The 19th Century weather records held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) span over 600 reels of microfilm, with approximately 1000 images (pages) of records per reel. These records have been scanned and indexed.
The tool below displays the number of images available by month for each station. Select the state (press go) then select a station from the list. The tool displays a table showing the number of images available for each month. Each year appears as a row in the table, with a series of 12 numbers indicating the number of images for each month. At the end of the row, the microfilm reel number on which the images may be found is included (usually begins with "AE0" or "AC0"). This reel number is used to search for the images for on-line and off-line requests. The vast majority but not all images are included in this index.
On-line, images are available through the National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI) through the Environmental Document Access and Display System, Version 2 (EV2) application. Access to EV2 is available to United States government employees and their contractors, educational institutions doing environmental research, and other researchers associated with NOAA projects. If you would like an account in EV2, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Commercial customers should call NCEI customer service at 828-271-4800 or e-mail email@example.com for their data needs.
Off-line, you may contact the Midwestern Regional Climate Center service office to obtain images. A time and material fee will be charged.