Atlantic City Climatological Data Records

Date: 1991-2013

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

Historical Note:          

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

Access Points:

National Climatic Data Center (U.S.)

Weather – Atlantic City (N.J)

Related Materials:

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.

ITEM LIST:

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

                       

                       

Title: Atlantic City Climatological Data Records

Date:1991-2005

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

 

Historical Note:          

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

 

Access Points:

National Climatic Data Center (U.S.)

Weather – Atlantic City (N.J)

 

Related Materials:

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.

 

ITEM LIST:

 

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

                       

                       

 

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