Quality Controlled Local Climatological Data (QCLCD) Publication

Metadata Updated: January 17, 2017

Quality Controlled Local Climatological Data (QCLCD) contains summaries from major airport weather stations that include a daily account of temperature extremes, degree days, precipitation amounts and winds. Also included are the hourly precipitation amounts and abbreviated 3-hourly weather observations. The source data is global hourly (DSI 3505) which includes a number of quality control checks. The local climatological data annual file is produced from the National Weather Service (NWS) first and second order stations. The monthly summaries include maximum, minimum, and average temperature, temperature departure from normal, dew point temperature, average station pressure, ceiling, visibility, weather type, wet bulb temperature, relative humidity, degree days (heating and cooling), daily precipitation, average wind speed, fastest wind speed/direction, sky cover, and occurrences of sunshine, snowfall and snow depth. The annual summary with comparative data contains monthly and annual averages of the above basic climatological data in the meteorological data for the current year section, a table of the normals, means, and extremes of these same data, and sequential table of monthly and annual values of average temperature, total precipitation, total snowfall, and total degree days. Also included is a station location table showing in detail a history of, and relative information about, changes in the locations and exposure of instruments.

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Metadata Date May 5, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date January 17, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1996 (publication)
Frequency Of Update daily

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Quality Controlled Local Climatological Data GIS image of station locations.

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date May 5, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date January 17, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1996 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints 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 180.0
Bbox North Lat 72.0
Bbox South Lat -15.0
Bbox West Long -180.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update daily
Graphic Preview Description Quality Controlled Local Climatological Data GIS image of station locations.
Graphic Preview File http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/img/metadata/portal/lcd.png
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Harvest Object Id 24752704-70e0-4009-bf3a-1521a821cc43
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1882-01-01

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