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U.S. Hourly Precipitation Data

a data set byNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Hourly Precipitation Data (HPD) is digital data set DSI-3240, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The primary source of data for this file is approximately 5,500 US National Weather Service (NWS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and cooperative observer stations in the Unite...
Hourly Precipitation Data (HPD) is digital data set DSI-3240, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The primary source of data for this file is approximately 5,500 US National Weather Service (NWS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and cooperative observer stations in the United States of America, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and various Pacific Islands. The earliest data dates vary considerably by state and region: Maine, Pennsylvania, and Texas have data since 1900. The western Pacific region that includes Guam, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau have data since 1978. Other states and regions have earliest dates between those extremes. The latest data in all states and regions is from the present day. The major parameter in DSI-3240 is precipitation amounts, which are measurements of hourly or daily precipitation accumulation. Accumulation was for longer periods of time if for any reason the rain gauge was out of service or no observer was present.
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KMZ format
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Direct download link for KMZ file.
Direct download link for KMZ file.
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Documentation of the dataset including a data description, format layout and definitions.
Documentation of the dataset including a data description, format layout and definitions.
CSV format
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This sample data file shows how the data are formatted in CSV and is for example purposes only.
This sample data file shows how the data are formatted in CSV and is for example purposes only.
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This sample data file shows how the data are formatted in fixed-length ASCII text and is for example purposes only.
This sample data file shows how the data are formatted in fixed-length ASCII text and is for example purposes only.

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Climate Data Online (CDO) main general search page for locating data within the National Climatic Data Center's (NCDC) archive of weather and climate data.
Climate Data Online (CDO) main general search page for locating data within the National Climatic Data Center's (NCDC) archive of weather and climate data.
NCEI's Map Viewer application allows exploration of station, satellite, and other climate and weather data via an online mapping interface.
NCEI's Map Viewer application allows exploration of station, satellite, and other climate and weather data via an online mapping interface.
ArcGIS Server REST API for the dataset.
ArcGIS Server REST API for the dataset.
U.S. 15 Minute Precipitation Data is digital data set DSI-3260, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This is precipitation data. The primary source of data for this file is approximately 2,000 mostly U.S. weather stations operated or managed by the U.S. National Weather Service. Stations are primary, secondary, or cooperative observer sites that have the capability to measure precipitation at 15 minute intervals. This dataset contains 15-minute precipitation data (reported 4 times per hour, if precip occurs) for U.S. stations along with selected non-U.S. stations in U.S. territories and associated nations. It includes major city locations and many small town locations. Daily total precipitation is also included as part of the data record. NCDC has in archive data from most states as far back as 1970 or 1971, and continuing to the present day. The major parameter is precipitation amounts at 15 minute intervals, when precipitation actually occurs.
U.S. 15 Minute Precipitation Data is digital data set DSI-3260, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This is precipitation data. The primary source of data for this file is approximately 2,000 mostly U.S. weather stations operated or managed by the U.S. National Weather Service. Stations are primary, secondary, or cooperative observer sites that have the capability to measure precipitation at 15 minute intervals. This dataset contains 15-minute precipitation data (reported 4 times per hour, if precip occurs) for U.S. stations along with selected non-U.S. stations in U.S. territories and associated nations. It includes major city locations and many small town locations. Daily total precipitation is also included as part of the data record. NCDC has in archive data from most states as far back as 1970 or 1971, and continuing to the present day. The major parameter is precipitation amounts at 15 minute intervals, when precipitation actually occurs.
Instructions and examples for ISO keywords.
Instructions and examples for ISO keywords.

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