Monthly U.S. Snow Monitoring

Snow Monitoring Monthly

browse graphicTotal snowfall image for January 2007
Monthly U.S. Snow Monitoring is a web based product available at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The data is extracted from the digital dataset U.S. COOP Summary of the Month (DSI-3220). This is meteorological data from the U.S. Cooperative Observer Network (COOP), which consists of stations operated by state universities, state or federal agencies, and also private individuals whose stations are managed and maintained by the National Weather Service (NWS). The network includes regular NWS offices, and airports with weather stations operated by the NWS or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Network also includes U.S. military bases. There are typically about 8,000 stations operating in any one year. The earliest data is from 1886 and is organized by month. Attributes included are COOP ID, WBAN ID, Station Name, State, Year, Latitude, Longitude, Station Elevation, Monthly Snowfall, Annual Snowfall, and Seasonal Snowfall.

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  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00704
Dataset Information
Online Access
Distribution Formats
  • CSV
  • fixed-length ASCII text
  • ArcGIS
DistributorDOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset  Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
828-271-4800
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Publisher
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Originator
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Date(s)
  • publication: unknown
Data Presentation Form: Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: As needed
Purpose:Monthly snowfall totals and percent of normal snowfall maps for U.S. stations since 1886. Values are typically delayed by 6 months or more.
Time Period:1886-01-01  to  Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 50.0
S: 24.0
E: -66.0
W: -125.0
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > STATION HEIGHT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SNOW
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Data Center keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Place keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America
Stratum keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source.
  • NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Fees
  • Electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications and data distribution on physical media.
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Processing Steps
  • This product was derived from U.S. COOP Summary of the Month (DSI-3220 - C00504).
  • NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.

Last Modified: 2015-10-29

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