Quality Controlled Local Climatological Data (QCLCD) Publication

Quality Controlled Local Climatological Data (QCLCD) contains summaries from major airport weather stations that include a daily account of temperature extremes, degree days, precipitation amounts and winds. Also included are the hourly precipitation amounts and abbreviated 3-hourly weather observations. The source data is global hourly (DSI 3505) which includes a number of quality control checks. The local climatological data annual file is produced from the National Weather Service (NWS) first and second order stations. The monthly summaries 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 annual summary with comparative data contains monthly and annual averages of the above basic climatological data in the meteorological data for the current year section, a table of the normals, means, and extremes of these same data, and sequential table of monthly and annual values of average temperature, total precipitation, total snowfall, and total degree days. Also included is a station location table showing in detail a history of, and relative information about, changes in the locations and exposure of instruments.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated November 5, 2018, 22:35
Created June 7, 2017, 23:15
access_constraints ["Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.", "Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose."]
bbox-east-long 180.0
bbox-north-lat 72.0
bbox-south-lat -15.0
bbox-west-long -180.0
contact-email ncei.orders@noaa.gov
coupled-resource []
dataset-reference-date [{"type": "publication", "value": "1996-01-01"}]
frequency-of-update daily
graphic-preview-description Quality Controlled Local Climatological Data GIS image of station locations.
graphic-preview-file https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/img/metadata/portal/lcd.png
graphic-preview-type PNG
guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00679
licence []
metadata-date 2018-11-05
metadata-language
progress completed
resource-type dataset
responsible-party [{"name": "DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce", "roles": ["pointOfContact"]}]
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-180.0, -15.0], [180.0, -15.0], [180.0, 72.0], [-180.0, 72.0], [-180.0, -15.0]]]}
spatial-data-service-type
spatial-reference-system
spatial_harvester true
temporal-extent-begin 1882-01-01