NWS Emblem Climate LCD (Local Climatological Data)

The National Weather Service  has implemented the climate LCD, allowing you to get current month climate / historical weather information on our website.  The format may take a little getting used to, however.  To help you, we are providing this "key" to reading the LCD.  


The LCD data is unofficial and not intended for use in a court of law. If you require certified documents, please contact the  National Climatic Data Center .

Column 1 - Day of month.
Column 2 - Maximum temperature for the day (midnight to midnight EST).
Column 3 - Minimum temperature for the day (midnight to midnight EST).
Column 4 - Average daily temperature.
Column 5 - Departure of the average temperature from normal.
Column 6A - HDD - Heating Degree Days, used to estimate energy demand.
Column 6B - CDD - Cooling Degree Days, used to estimate energy demand.
Column 7 - Precipitation amount for the day (liquid equivalent).
Column 8 - Snowfall amount for the day (includes sleet, hail, and glaze).
Column 9 - Snow depth (taken at 7 A.M. EST)
Column 10 - Average daily wind speed in MPH.
Column 11 - Fastest one-minute sustained wind speed.
Column 12 - Direction of the fastest wind speed in degrees clockwise from north.
Column 13 - Minutes of sunshine (if available!)
Column 14 - Percent of possible sunshine. (if available!)
Column 15 - Cloudcover from sunrise to sunset in tenths.
Column 16 - Weather codes (key is on F-6 form).
Column 17 - Peak wind gust in MPH.
Column 18 - Direction of peak wind gust in degrees clockwise from north.


Need certified weather information for a court case or other purpose? 
Please contact the National Climatic Data Center.
(NCDC also has additional data not available locally.)

Phone:  (828) 271-4800
Fax:  (828) 271-4876
Web:  http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Email:  orders@ncdc.noaa.gov

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