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U.S. Hourly Precipitation Data

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. DSI 3240_01 contains data grouped by state; DSI 3240_02 contains data grouped by year.

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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About this Dataset

Resource TypeDataset
Metadata DateMay 05, 2016
Metadata CreatedSep 27, 2015
Metadata ModifiedJan 17, 2017
Reference Date(s)Oct 01, 1951 (publication)
Responsible PartyDOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (pointOfContact)
Contact Emailncei.orders@noaa.gov
Access Constraints["Cite 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."]
Bbox East Long-60.0
Bbox North Lat72.0
Bbox South Lat-15.0
Bbox West Long130.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of UpdateasNeeded
Graphic Preview DescriptionHourly Precipitation Data GIS image
Graphic Preview Filehttp://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C00313_preciphr.png
Graphic Preview TypePNG
Guidgov.noaa.ncdc:C00313
Harvest Object Idac0da4ab-0b88-48c4-af2b-00611df0d956
Harvest Source Id2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source TitleNOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence
Metadata Language
Metadata Typegeospatial
ProgressunderDevelopment
Spatial{"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[130.0, -15.0], [-60.0, -15.0], [-60.0, 72.0], [130.0, 72.0], [130.0, -15.0]]]}
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester
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