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Old 08-12-2015, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I noticed several pages on NCDC have slight differences from what is shown on NOWData for 1981-2010. Why is it different and which is more trustworthy?

ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/nor...20.normals.txt
Never saw a page like that, cool, but which month?

It's always best to ask your local NWS office or email NCDC themselves.. I've had success getting answers in the past for discrepancies I found. One time it was just a matter of one using decimal results and the other rounding off. They would have a better answer then us or maybe you found something they need to fix after all.

Would love a post back here with the answer.
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Never saw a page like that, cool, but which month?
It's given as a source on many Wikipedia climate charts. I saw that the figures were not what was given on NOWData, so I edited one of them accordingly, but then realized afterwards that the second source conflicted with the first.

There is even inconsistently within NowData itself. As an example, take January in Daytona Beach. If you search for 1981-2010 the normal high is 68.7.



But on the monthly summary they claim it is 68.4



I averaged the individual years and confirmed that 68.7 is correct. So I just wonder where they get the other numbers from.
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:31 PM
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Location: Tennessee
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Why is it different and which is more trustworthy?
Those are questions a lot of people would like to know the answer to. Start a topic, it should be interesting.
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Old 11-07-2015, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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This website is awesome, it gives you past rain radar data (for Australians):

Australian BoM Weather Radar, Satellite, Observations, Forecasts, and Snow
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Good links to keep in your folders for snow cover & depth.


NERFC Northeast Snow Page

National Snow Analyses - NOHRSC - The ultimate source for snow information

U.S. NIC US-EUROPE-ASIA-GLOBAL

Rutgers University Climate Lab :: Global Snow Lab

This one is nice because it shows the snowpack numbers per site zoomed in. Top right of page enter zip or city & state, then click local area snow depth on left.

Bangor, ME 04401 Area Snow Depth
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Just in case you missed this link: This goes to the NowData stats from all offices. Just click which area you want to take a look at.


SERCC NOAA NOWData


This map shows what areas each Office covers.



Last edited by Cambium; 12-09-2015 at 11:16 AM..
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Old 12-09-2015, 01:14 PM
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That's very helpful. Thanks.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Munich, Germany
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Amazing is what i just found.
The Mexican weather service has climate normals available for an amazing amount of places.
Just click on the state.
Normales Climatol├│gicas
3 time periods are available:
1951-2010
1971-2000
1981-2010
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Socorro, NM
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Amazing is what i just found.
The Mexican weather service has climate normals available for an amazing amount of places.
Just click on the state.
Normales Climatol├│gicas
3 time periods are available:
1951-2010
1971-2000
1981-2010
Download the Google Earth file so you can view them that way. So many great climates in Mexico.
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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This is a very cool site for viewing radar in the past 20 years. But why can you only zoom in to a few certain regions?

https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/current/mcview.phtml
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