Atlantic City Climatological Data Records
Collection Number: H087
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet
Repository: Atlantic City Heritage Collections, Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, (609) 345-2269.
Preferred Citation: City of Atlantic City – City Council Records, Atlantic City Heritage Collections, Atlantic City Free Public Library.
Creator: National Climatic Data Center
IN-DEPTH INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION
The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is responsible for preserving, monitoring, assessing, and providing public access to historical weather data and information. Established in 1934 in New Orleans, it is the world’s largest active archive of weather data. The NCDC was previously known as the National Weather Records Center (NWRC). The organization is currently based out of Asheville, NC and has 150 years of weather report records.
According to the NCDC data page on its website, it currently provides weather data for 15 different locations within the state of New Jersey.
Scope and Content:
This collection contains all reports from the National Climatic Data about the weather in Atlantic City. These reports in the collection begin in 1990 and go through 2005. The reports were generated each month, with a daily break down of climatological data from each day including temperature (minimum and maximum), the type of weather, precipitation, wind, and minutes of sunshine, size of cloud cover, and monthly totals for the different categories. In addition, on each monthly report, there is a breakdown of different temperatures and precipitation by three hour intervals, and hourly intervals, respectively. For each year, there is also a yearly report that contains the breakdown of different climatological data, graphs, charts, yearly and monthly totals going back to 1961 in various categories.
Later years of the collection include reference notes and supplemental summaries to define certain terms used in the report and describe what different categories indicate.
The last year of the collection is 2005 and reports are only generated until September. After September reports are online at: http://cdo.ncdc.noaa.gov/qclcd/QCLCD?prior=N
System of Arrangement:
These records are arranged by year in acid-free folders, with each folder containing a separate year of reports. The folders are placed in chronological order and placed in an acid-free box.
Preservation and Access Note:
All materials in this collection are accessible with no restrictions.
OTHER INFORMATION FOR USERS OF THE COLLECTION
National Climatic Data Center (U.S.)
Weather – Atlantic City (N.J)
Beginning in 2005, weather reports for the City of Atlantic City can be found at: http://cdo.ncdc.noaa.gov/qclcd/QCLCD?prior=N
Processing Note: The collection is processed. Finding aid written by archivist Pam Richter in August 2013.
Copyright Notice: While the Atlantic City Free Public Library owns the collection, the Library may not own the copyright for items within the collection. Researchers wishing to reproduce materials are responsible for obtaining the proper permission.
Box 1 Folder 1 Monthly Summary – 1990
Folder 2 Monthly Summary – 1991
Folder 3 Monthly Summary – 1992
Folder 4 Monthly Summary – 1993
Folder 5 Monthly Summary – 1994
Folder 6 Monthly Summary – 1995
Folder 7 Monthly Summary – 1996
Folder 8 Monthly Summary – 1997
Folder 9 Monthly Summary – 1998
Folder 10 Monthly Summary – 1999
Folder 11 Monthly Summary – 2000
Folder 12 Monthly Summary – 2001
Folder 13 Monthly Summary – 2002
Folder 14 Monthly Summary – 2003
Folder 15 Monthly Summary – 2004
Folder 16 Monthly Summary – 2005
Folder 17 Monthly Summary – 2006
Folder 18 Monthly Summary – 2007
Folder 19 Monthly Summary – 2008
Folder 20 Monthly Summary – 2009
Folder 21 Monthly Summary – 2010
Folder 22 Monthly Summary – 2011
Folder 23 Monthly Summary – 2012
Folder 24 Monthly Summary - 2013