Surface Weather Observations (Grand Forks), 1946-1948, 1952-1959, 1965, 1967-1977, 1980-1987
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Brief Description:

The Surface Weather Observations was a form used to record daily weather conditions in Grand Forks. The forms date from 1946-1948, 1952-1959, 1965, 1967-1977, and 1980-1987. From 1946 until 1970, the data was recorded by the Weather Bureau, an agency of the United States Department of Commerce. Responsibility for this task fell to the National Weather Service, a branch of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, in 1970.

One individual sheet was kept per day, and one reading was taken per hour. The weather data which was recorded included: temperature, precipitation, snow fall and depth, station and sea- level pressure, wind direction, speed, and character, sky and ceiling conditions, dew point, and visibility. These recordings were taken at the Grand Forks Airport. The records were originally housed in the Geography Department Library. While most of the records are originals, some are photocopies.

Held at:
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
Fax: 701-777-3319
Email: und.archives [at]
Record Series Number: OGLMC/1469
Created by: Weather Bureau, National Weather Service
Volume: 10.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 21/31/2002.
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Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
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Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: UND Geography Department  Donation; Acc.#2003-5647
Related Materials: UA#62, University Weather Station
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Surface Weather Observations (Grand Forks).  OGLMC 1469, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in December 2013.