Service Records and Retention System (SRRS) is historical digital data set DSI-9949, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) has archived a number of products created by the US National Weather Service (NWS) and disseminated through the NWS Service Records and Retention System (SRRS). SRRS was a network of computers and associated hardware ... whose purpose was to transmit and store a large number of NWS products and make them available as needed. SRRS data from 1983 to 2001 has been archived at NCDC. The following is a partial list of historical SRRS products available through the NCDC: Rawinsonde Data above 100 MB, AIREPS Buoy Reports, Coastal Flood Warning, Coast Guard Surface Report, Climatological Report (Daily), Climatological Report (Misc, incl Monthly Reports), Weather Advisory Coastal Waters Forecast Center (CWSU), Weather Statement, 3 to 5 Day Extended Forecast, Average 6 to 10 Day Weather Outlook (Local) Average 6 to 10 Day Weather Outlook (National) , Aviation Area Forecast Winds Aloft Forecast , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Statement , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Statement , Flood Warning Forecast , Medium Range Guidance , FOUS Relative Humidity/Temperature Guidance , FOUS Prog Max/Min Temp/POP Guidance , FOUS Wind/Cloud Guidance , Great Lakes Forecast , Hurricane Local Statement , High Seas Forecast , International Aviation Observations , Local Forecast , Local Storm Report , Rawinsonde Observation - Mandatory Levels , METAR Formatted Surface Weather Observation, Marine Weather Statement , Short Term Forecast , Non-Precipitation Warnings/Watches/Advisories , Nearshore Marine Forecast (Great Lakes Only) , Offshore Aviation Area Forecast , Offshore Forecast , Other Marine Products , Other Surface Weather Observations , Pilot Report Plain Language , Ship Report , State Pilot Report , Collective Recreational Report , Narrative Radar Summary Radar Observation , Hydrology-Meteorology Data Report , River Summary , River Forecast , Miscellaneous River Product , River Recreation Statement River Statement , Regional Weather Summary , Surface Aviation Observation , Preliminary Notice of Watch and Canc Msg SVR , Local Storm Watch and Watch , Cancelation Msg SELS Watch , Point Information Message , State Forecast Discussion , State Forecast Rawinsonde Observation - Significant Levels , Surface Ship Report at Intermediate Synoptic Time , Surface Ship Report at Non-Synoptic Time , Surface Ship Report at Synoptic Time , Special Weather Statement International , SIGMET Severe Local Storm Watch and Area Outline , Special Marine Warning , Intermediate Surface Synoptic Observation , Main Surface Synoptic Observation , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Weather Statement , Severe Storm Outlook , Narrative State Weather Summary , Terminal Forecast , Tropical Cyclone Discussion , Marine/Aviation Tropical Cyclone Advisory , Public Tropical Cyclone Advisory , Tornado Warning , Transcribed Weather Broadcast , Tropical Weather Discussion , Tropical Weather Outlook and Summary , AIRMET SIGMET Zone Forecast , Terminal Forecast (prior to 7/1/96) , Winter Weather Warnings, Watches, Advisories , Marine Advisory/Warning , Special Marine Warning , Miscellaneous Product Convective SIGMET , Local Ice Forecast , Area Forecast Discussion , Public Information Statement. SRRS was succeeded by the World Area Forecast System (WAFS) (DSI-9939) (C00543), which in turn was succeeded by the Gateway SRRS (DSI-9957) (C00583). NWS products after 2001 can be obtained from those systems, from the NCDC.
To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.