U.S. Monthly Extremes

Extremes Monthly

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GIS U.S. Monthly Extremes is a web based product that is extracted from the U.S. COOP Summary of the Month dataset (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 for the GIS application are COOP ID, WBAN ID, Station Name, State, Year, Latitude, Longitude, Station Elevation, Precipitation and Temperature Extremes, and Snowfall/Snowdepth Extremes. Data is updated on a monthly basis.

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  • NCEI DSI 3220 (Subset)
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00713
Online Access
Distribution Formats
  • CSV
  • fixed-length ASCII text
  • ArcGIS
  • KMZ
DistributorDOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset  Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
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General Documentation
  • Extremes Monthly Landing Page
    These are compiled extremes statistics for U.S. stations using monthly summaries for three weather elements: Temperature, Precipitation, and Snowfall. For temperature and precipitation, statistics include daily extreme maximum and minimum by month, extreme above and below departures from normal by month, and number of days with selected extreme values.
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 table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: As needed
Purpose:These are compiled extremes statistics for U.S. stations using monthly summaries for three weather elements: Temperature, Precipitation, and Snowfall. For temperature and precipitation, statistics include daily extreme maximum and minimum by month, extreme above and below departures from normal by month, and number of days with selected extreme values. Extremes statistics are not available after 2012.
Time Period:1831-01-01  to  2012-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 50.0
S: 24.0
E: -66.0
W: -125.0
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords
  • Atmosphere > Altitude > Station Height
  • Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
  • Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Anomalies
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > LIQUID PRECIPITATION > RAIN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SOLID PRECIPITATION > SNOW
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Temperature Anomalies
Data Center keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, 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
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage StatementThis product was derived from U.S. COOP Summary of the Month (DSI-3220) (C00504).
Processing Steps
  • 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.
Source Datasets

Last Modified: 2016-05-17

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