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Weather and Climate Collections

Daily Synoptic Weather Maps

This collection provides access to historical daily synoptic weather maps for the northern hemisphere from 1899 to 1971.

Foreign Climate Data

Unique foreign climatological data from Africa, Caribbean, Middle East and former Soviet bloc countries from 1837 to 1992 in PDF and TIFF formats.

George Washington Carver and Tuskegee Weather Data

This site provides access to volunteer weather observations taken at the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama from November 1899 through June 1954.

Hurricane Reports

Beginning with Hurricanes Edna and Hazel in 1954 and ending with Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Hurricane Reports contain preliminary advisories and reports with bulletins issued by the U.S. Weather Bureau and in some instances post hurricane service assessments.

Monthly Weather Review

Free access from 1871 to 1973 in cooperation with the American Meteorological Society.

Report of the Chief of the Weather Bureau

The annual Report of the Chief of the Weather Bureau from 1891-1953. These reports feature both the practical and theoretical aspects of the work of the Bureau: forecasts, weather maps, flood and frost warnings, climate research, the State Weather Services, instruments, meteorological records, soil physics, crop conditions, and more.

U.S. Daily Weather Maps

This collection provides access to historical daily weather maps from 1871 thru 2002. Images in DejaVu format; free plug-in provided.

U. S. Weather Bureau Circular Letters

Monthly communications to U. S. Weather Bureau personnel from 1940-1966.

U.S. Army Signal Corps/Weather Bureau Annual Reports

Meteorological observations from 1861 to 1942 in PDF format.

Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel

Monthly publication from 1915-1965. Includes personnel information such as biographical sketches, transfers, awards, retirements, and deaths. Also includes organizational guidance, budget matters, and a wide range of policy and scientific issues.

Weather Modification Project Reports

Considered a promising science, weather modification has the goals of preventing damaging weather and has been utilized since the 1940s & 1950s.  As part of Public Law 92-205 (1972), all non-Federal weather modification activities must be reported to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, via the NOAA Weather Program Office.

Why The Weather

Daily public service announcements regarding weather facts, phenomena and proverbs provided for the Science Service beginning in May 1923.