Climatology Normals, Records, and Past Weather from Millersville University
Entry ID: MILLERSVILLE_WEATHER_CENTER

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Summary
Abstract: The Millersville University Meteorology Department offers CLimate
Normals, Records, and Past Weather data for stations in the state of
Pennsylvania. Recent data is available from the weather station at
Millersville University with links to data from the cities of
Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Erie, Scranton, Penn State, Baltimore (MD),
and Washington (DC).

The data archive section contains monthly climate summaries for
Lancaster (1914-last month). Hourly data is available for the Lancaster
station from May 1998 to the present. Meteograms are available from
3/02 to the present. Last months Summary for Harrisburg and
Williamsport and Monthly total precipitation for many PA cities
is also accessible.

The Following Normals and Records data sets may be downloaded for
the Millersville/Lancaster weather station.

- Normals and Records: January - December
- Normal Year-to-Date Precip: January - December
- Monthly Temp Departures: 1914-2001
- Most- and Least-ever Monthly Precip: 1914-2000
- Normal High/Lows: Graph
- Seasonal Snowfall: 1926-2002
- Monthly Snowfall: 30 year averages
- Mean Monthly Data: High/Low/Precip/Degree Days
- Monthly & Annual Precip: 1968-2001

Snowfall Data

- Seasonal Snowfall: 1926 - 2002
- Monthly Snowfall: 30-year Averages
- Snowstorms (date & amount) by Decade: 1920/30s | 40s | 50s | 60s
| 70s | 80s | 90s | 00s
- All measurable snowfalls since 1926

The following data is available for other PA cities:

- 30-year Normals for major US cities: Heating Degree Days,
Cooling Degree Days, Percent Possible Sunshine, Clear vs.
Cloudy days, Relative Humidity, Wind Speed

- Historical Climatology Network (HCN) data for many PA
locations (1920-1994): Monthly Average Highs, Monthly
Average Lows, Monthly Mean Temps

Please link to the Millersville University
Weather Information Center to obtain this data:
http://www.atmos.millersville.edu/~wic/

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Pennsylvania State Climatologist Home Page


Geographic Coverage
 N: 42.0 S: 39.0  E: -75.0  W: -81.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Millersville University Meteorology Department
Dataset Title: Climatology Normals, Records, and Past Weather from Millersville University
Dataset Release Place: Millersville, Pennsylvania, USA
Online Resource: http://www.atmos.millersville.edu/~wic/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1914-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > PENNSYLVANIA


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 30 years


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >DEGREE DAYS >COOLING DEGREE DAYS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >DEGREE DAYS >HEATING DEGREE DAYS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND DIRECTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND SPEED    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SNOW    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS


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


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


Quality
Official United States Weather Observations are available from
the National Climatic Data Center. http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/


Use Constraints
Please cite the data set originator if you use this data.


Keywords
NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURE
NORMAL LOW TEMPERATURE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION
NUMBER OF CLEAR DAYS
NUMBER OF CLOUDY DAYS
RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORD PRECIPITATION
TEMPERATURE DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL
ANEROID BAROMETERS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Meteorology Department, Millersville University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.millersville.edu/esci/meteorology/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ERIC HORST
Email: ehorst at millersville.edu
Contact Address:
Millersville University
Meteorology Department
City: Millersville
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 17551-0302
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: TEXT, GIF
Fees: None


Personnel
ERIC HORST
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: ehorst at millersville.edu
Contact Address:
Millersville University
Meteorology Department
City: Millersville
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 17551-0302
Country: USA


SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-05-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-06-10

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