- NCDC TD3240 U.S. Cooperative Hourly Precipitation, 1900 to 2011
The hourly precipitation observations contained in this set are
taken by observers at principle (primary) stations, secondary
stations, and cooperative observer stations operated by the National
Weather Service (NWS) and the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). The
sites are located in the contiguous U.S., Alaska, Puerto Rico,
Virgin Islands, Hawaii and other Pacific Islands.
While most stations begin observations in 1948, some have
observations as far back as 1900. There are currently more than 2500
stations reporting. Periods of record vary widely among the
The RDA is no longer updating this dataset. For data beyond 2011,
please see the NCEI web site [https://www.ncei.noaa.gov].
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