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U.S. Hourly Precipitation Data

Metadata Updated: September 19, 2023

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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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Date June 23, 2023
Metadata Created Date October 28, 2022
Metadata Updated Date September 19, 2023
Reference Date(s) 1951-10 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from ncdc

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Hourly Precipitation Data GIS image

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 23, 2023
Metadata Created Date October 28, 2022
Metadata Updated Date September 19, 2023
Reference Date(s) 1951-10 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00313
Category Tag 16E15F51 D96E 4051 9124 75665Abdc6Ff ["Arctic Weather and Extreme Events","Arctic","Energy Infrastructure","Atmospheric, Earth and Ocean Sciences","Transportation","Physical Data","Water","Human Health","Ecosystem Vulnerability","Atmospheric, Earth and Ocean Sciences","Climatology and Meteorology"]
Access Constraints Cite 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 -60.0
Bbox North Lat 72.0
Bbox South Lat -15.0
Bbox West Long 130.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description Hourly Precipitation Data GIS image
Graphic Preview File https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C00313_preciphr.png
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Harvest Object Id 75a6d6a9-5630-4e9a-8c3c-228f67b40a5a
Harvest Source Id 2cb3ef77-1683-4c2a-9119-dc65e50917c6
Harvest Source Title ncdc
Licence
Lineage The data in this file are a combination of original observations of hourly and daily accumulated precipitation. Precipitation values are checked and edited as necessary by an automated and manual edit.
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[130.0, -15.0], [-60.0, -15.0], [-60.0, 72.0], [130.0, 72.0], [130.0, -15.0]]]}
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1940-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2013-12-31

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