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Hi, I was wondering where the most reliable place to find historical weather data is? I'm specifically looking for a way to quantify rain. I.e., if I wanted to find out how much it rained between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on a specific date … what would be the best source for that kind of information? Thank you. I know nothing about weather. Sorry.

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The only place I've seen data that specific is the daily climatological summary that NOAA puts out for the major weather stations every month.  I do know that for Seattle you can get those at the Seattle Public Library.  Nowhere online that I know of.

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Total Snowfall = 7.0"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 5

Total Hail = 0.0"

Coldest Low = 23

Lows 32 or below = 52

Highs 32 or below = 2

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The only place I've seen data that specific is the daily climatological summary that NOAA puts out for the major weather stations every month.  I do know that for Seattle you can get those at the Seattle Public Library.  Nowhere online that I know of.

 

NCDC IPS may have those available in PDF form.

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The only place I've seen data that specific is the daily climatological summary that NOAA puts out for the major weather stations every month.  I do know that for Seattle you can get those at the Seattle Public Library.  Nowhere online that I know of.

 

It actually is all online.

 

Click on the map below for many options:

 

http://w2.weather.gov/climate/

 

Using the NOW data tab you can actually go way back for any day for which weather data is available.

 

For example, here it is for Seattle way back on this same date, but 100 years ago:

 

http://images.summitpost.org/original/985048.JPG

 

For Seattle, NOW data actually has a summary of every single day since January 1894.   Some  places on the East Coast you can get each day's weather 140-145 years back.

 

Here is Boston, same date, but 144 years ago:

 

http://images.summitpost.org/original/985049.JPG

 

New York Central Park weather station goes back even farther.

 

Using the NOW data, you can get daily, monthly, seasonal, or yearly, summaries, or any custom time period (such as only one week or for two decades).   

 

Of course you can also get yesterday's weather if you don't want to go far back.  ;)

 

NOW data even has most of the small town stations as well.  

 

For hourly or for reports every 10 minutes, rather than daily summaries, you can only go back a few days though.  

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Meteorologist always keeps records of weather predictions in the past. With the past archives, they were able to conduct a through analysis on the weather changes. If you want to find the weather forecast for a particular date and time, then you can also check this website:

https://www.wunderground.com/history/

Claire Anderson

http://www.weathermate.net

San Francisco, CA, USA

 

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http://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/archives/archives.phpHere you can get weather chart archives back to the 1880s for the world as far as I know as charts show up in the 1940s on the list.  It's in French but it's not hard to navigate.   Toutes Les Cartes means *show all* which shows the jetstream geoheights.etc all in one page or you can choose each one.

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