North America Synoptic Weather Maps

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

Series of Synoptic Weather Maps. Maps contains a surface analysis comprised of plotted weather station observations, isobars indicating low and high-pressure features, and frontal features. They were produced by the National Meteorological Center (NMC) as the Weather Bureau evolved into ESSA and finally NOAA. Maps were created 2-8 times per day, though creation four times daily at 00z, 06, 12, and 18z was most common. The maps were scanned over a period of several years from microfilm by David Roth, a NOAA meteorologist at the Weather Prediction Center. The film is archived at the National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, North Carolina. The series began in 1953 and continues to the present, though this collection ends with the cessation of their conversion to microfilm in August 1995.

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) July 15, 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) July 15, 2015 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C01129
Access Constraints Cite this dataset when used as a source., Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, 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., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long 180.0
Bbox North Lat 90.0
Bbox South Lat 0
Bbox West Long -180.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description Sample Image
Graphic Preview File
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
Licence Controlled user access to the EV2 system
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1953-01-01
Temporal Extent End 1995-12-31

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