National Digital Forecast Database (DSI-9959)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00595

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Abstract: National Digital Forecast Database (DSI-9959) is a digital data set archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) provides access to gridded forecast of sensible weather elements. These sensible weather elements include: temperature, dew point, winds, chance of precipitation, precipitation amount, weather, and sky cover. These are plotted every ... View entire text

Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.



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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 12.0   E: -66.0   W: 145.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: National Digital Forecast Database (DSI-9959)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital data
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-06-06
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Central Quality Control--When the forecast grids from the WFOs arrive at the NDFD central server, they are automatically checked by software for consistency at the boundaries. If a discontinuity greater than agreed upon thresholds is detected, the submitting WFOs are automatically notified of a potential problem. The WFOs have the opportunity to modify their submissions ... View entire text
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: ______DSI-9959 ____

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution Format: GRIB1
Fees: Please See Summary
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.metadata at
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-06-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21
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