U.S. Local Climatological Data (LCD)

Metadata Updated: October 12, 2020

Local Climatological Data (LCD) are summaries of climatological conditions from airport and other prominent weather stations managed by NWS, FAA, and DOD. The product includes hourly observations and associated remarks, and a record of hourly precipitation for the entire month. Also included are daily summaries summarizing temperature extremes, degree days, precipitation amounts and winds. The tabulated monthly summaries in the product 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 source data is global hourly (DSI 3505) which includes a number of quality control checks.

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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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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) 2005 (publication)
Frequency Of Update monthly

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Local Climatological Data station locations.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) 2005 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite this dataset when used as a source., NCDC 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. NCDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NCDC can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCDC archives.
Bbox East Long -64.0
Bbox North Lat 72.0
Bbox South Lat -15.0
Bbox West Long 134.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update monthly
Graphic Preview Description Local Climatological Data station locations.
Graphic Preview File https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/img/metadata/portal/lcd.png
Graphic Preview Type PNG
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Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Data Service Type
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1931-01-01

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