U.S. 15 Minute Precipitation Data

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2018

U.S. 15 Minute Precipitation Data is digital data set DSI-3260, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This is precipitation data. The primary source of data for this file is approximately 2,000 mostly U.S. weather stations operated or managed by the U.S. National Weather Service. Stations are primary, secondary, or cooperative observer sites that have the capability to measure precipitation at 15 minute intervals. This dataset contains 15-minute precipitation data (reported 4 times per hour, if precip occurs) for U.S. stations along with selected non-U.S. stations in U.S. territories and associated nations. It includes major city locations and many small town locations. Daily total precipitation is also included as part of the data record. NCDC has in archive data from most states as far back as 1970 or 1971, and continuing to the present day. The major parameter is precipitation amounts at 15 minute intervals, when precipitation actually occurs.

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Metadata Date April 24, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date April 24, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) (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 Cite this 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., Use Constraints: These data are made freely available to the public and the scientific community in the belief that their wide dissemination will lead to greater understanding and new scientific insights. The availability of these data does not constitute publication of the data. NOAA relies on the ethics and integrity of the user to assure that NCDC receives fair credit for their work. If the data are obtained for potential use in a publication or presentation, NCDC should be informed at the outset of the nature of this work. If the NCDC data are essential to the work, or if an important result or conclusion depends on the NCDC data, co-authorship may be appropriate. This should be discussed at an early stage in the work. Manuscripts using the NCDC data should be sent to NCDC for review before they are submitted for publication so we can insure that the quality and limitations of the data are accurately represented.
Bbox East Long -60.0
Bbox North Lat 72.0
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Bbox West Long 130.0
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description 15 Minute Precipitation Data GIS Image
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Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1970-01-01

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