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Mount Washington Weather Observatory Daily and Monthly Weather Report Archive
Entry ID: MWN_SUMMIT_REPORTS


Summary
Abstract: The Mount Washington Observatory, located at the summit of New
Hampshire's Mount Washington, was first occcupied by the U.S. Signal
Signal Service from 1870-1892. The observatory was then reoccupied in
1932 and is currently still in operation. Since 1932 the observatory
staff have recorded continous climate records. Because of its unique
location and weather the observatory is also used to conduct valuable
scientific research and engineering testing programs. The highest wind
speed ever recorded on earth was taken at the observatory on April
12, 1934 (231 MPH).

The dataset available from the observatory's World Wide Web site
consist of Daily and Monthly weather reports taken by the summit weather
observers. The daily record begins on April 19, 1999 and continues to
the present. The monthly reports begin in March 1999. Historical Mount
Washington records may be obtained from the NOAA National Climatic Data
Center.

Daily and Monthly Weather Reports:

http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/summit.php

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Mount Washington Observatory daily and monthly cliamte data.


Link: View Related Information
Description: Link to the NOAA/NCDC CLIMVIS Archive to obtain historical Mount
Washington climate Data (1994-2006).

Geographic Coverage
 N: 44.16 S: 44.16  E: -71.18  W: -71.18
 Max Altitude: 6288 FT

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Mount Washington Observatory
Dataset Title: Mount Washington Weather Observatory Daily and Monthly Weather Report Archive
Dataset Release Place: North Conway, NH, USA
Dataset Publisher: Mount Washington Observatory
Online Resource: http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/summit.php


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-04-19


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW HAMPSHIRE


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Monthly


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >VISIBILITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR INDICATORS >HUMIDITY >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR INDICATORS >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >15 MINUTE WIND GUST    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND DIRECTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >LIQUID PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >LIQUID PRECIPITATION >RAIN >FREEZING RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >ICE PELLETS >SLEET    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >SNOW    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE INDICES >WIND CHILL INDEX    [Definition]


Platform
FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS    [Information]
OBSERVATORIES    [Information]
METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
BAROMETERS    [Information]
RAIN GAUGES    [Information]
THERMOMETERS    [Information]


Project
NOT APPLICABLE


Keywords
231 MPH
RECORD WIND SPEED
WORLD'S WORST WEATHER
ANEROID BAROMETER


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Mount Washington Observatory    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.mountwashington.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MT. WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY
Phone: 603-356-2137
Fax: 603-356-0307
Email: questions at mountwashington.org
Contact Address:
Mount Washington Observatory
PO Box 2310
City: North Conway
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03860
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: HTML
Fees: None


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-09-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24



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