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U.S. 15 Minute Precipitation Data
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00505

Abstract: U.S. 15 Minute Precipitation Data is digital data set DSI-3260, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This is precipitation data. The primary source of data for this file is approximately 2,000 mostly U.S. weather stations operated or managed by the U.S. National Weather Service. Stations are primary, secondary, or cooperative observer sites that have the capability to measure ... View entire text

Purpose: This dataset contains historical 15-minute precipitation observations for selected U.S. stations. Data values are typically delayed six months or more.
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Description: NCEI FTP Server. Dataset files available for download via FTP.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: -15.0   E: -60.0   W: 130.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: U.S. 15 Minute Precipitation Data
Data Presentation Form: tableDigital
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
Use Constraints Cite this dataset when used as a source.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders 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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Distribution Format: CSV
Fees: In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2016-12-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24