Increasing the Utilization of Weather Data for Safety Applications and Traveler Information
The following maps show the location of the stations in the Integrated Surface Database (ISD) that provide hourly data during the period 1 January 1979 through 1 January 2015, the location of Global Historical Climatology Network–Daily (GHCN-Daily) sites used in the quality control algorithm, and the location of the North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) grid points.
Sites in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina providing hourly historical data between 1979 and 2014. Of the 238 sites shown here, 106 are in North Carolina. Click for a larger image.
North American Regional Reanalysis grid points over North Carolina and adjacent states. Data are available continuously from 1979 through September 2014 in 3-hour increments. Click for a larger image.
Global Historical Climatology Network–Daily (GHCN–Daily) sites in North Carolina and adjacent states that provide daily observations of maximum and minimum temperature for use as a check of hourly temperatures in the quality control algorithm. Though 2905 unique stations exist within the study region, only the 661 stations shown here in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia are sufficiently close to corresponding ISD stations to be used in quality-control checks. Click for a larger image.
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