7/07/2014

Free Weather Data Sets

How would you like to obtain free data set on the weather?

Here's a link I found:

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/


You simply select the criteria based on a series of filters, provide your email and submit your order:

 Email arrives within minutes, status, order has been Queued:

NOAA/National Climatic Data Center
Success Click here to track your request
Order Summary
Order Number: 361133
Order Status: Submitted
Requested Format: Custom GHCN-Daily CSV
Email Address: ###@###.com
Date Submitted: 2014-7-7 16:9 EST
Period of Request
Start Date: 1/1/1990
End Date: 6/30/2014
Requested Data
Custom Options: Station name
Locations: FIPS:12103 - Pinellas County, FL
Data Types: DAPR - Number of days included in the multiday precipitation total (MDPR)
SNWD - Snow depth (mm)
MDPR - Multiday precipitation total (tenths of mm; use with DAPR and DWPR, if available)
SNOW - Snowfall (mm)
PRCP - Precipitation (tenths of mm)



The next day an email arrived, with a link to download the file:



The file has 60k rows:




We can query this in Excel or Hadoop.

Pretty cool.

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