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Offline A1cntrler

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I'm looking for a source that would have historical data (from up to 100+ years ago).  I see Weather Underground only goes as far as 1945.  I'm ok with it being a pay service.  Any ideas?
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Re: Working on a geneology project and need to locate past weather info.
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 09:08:00 PM »
I don't know if this is what you want, but try here:  https://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.ncdc:C00160

There may be a bit of a learning curve to use it.
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Re: Working on a geneology project and need to locate past weather info.
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 09:09:00 PM »
Some of these go back 100+ years. Select state and zoom in on area and pick out station.
https://wrcc.dri.edu/coopmap/#
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Re: Working on a geneology project and need to locate past weather info.
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 09:18:34 PM »
This goes back to 1773!  https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/search  Out of curiosity, how will you use the weather data in genealogy?

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Re: Working on a geneology project and need to locate past weather info.
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 12:16:53 PM »
Thanks all for the replies!  We were able to find what we needed.  Since I'm the family "weather nut" I was contacted by a family member that has been researching family history for many years now and compiling the data for us.  This was for a Social History class she was taking.  The assignment was to write a paragraph about the weather on an important date and place for an ancestor.  Since data was not available for everywhere she had to look a several ancestors until she found an event for one that there was weather data available on a data she wanted to highlight.  She was able match up an event with a date in the early 1900's in Youngstown, OH.  She was able to describe the"cold, crisp day" on the birth of an ancestor. 
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Re: Working on a geneology project and need to locate past weather info.
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 05:12:51 PM »
This is where I go in case you ever have more desire to look to the past: http://scacis.rcc-acis.org/

I use it all the time for research projects. It has airports, weather stations, even CoCoRaHS stations.

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