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Washington State Climatological records, 1865-1989

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Critchfield, Howard J.
Title
Washington State Climatological records
Dates
1865-1989 (inclusive)
Quantity
5 linear feet
Collection Number
XOE_CPNWS0252WAClimate (collection)
Summary
The Washington State Climatological records date from around 1865 to 1989, and include reports and publications containing climate data from around the state.
Repository
Western Washington University, Heritage Resources
Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Building
808 25th St
Bellingham, WA
98225-9123
Telephone: 360-650-7747
Heritage.Resources@wwu.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English

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The Washington State Climatological records date from around 1865 to 1989, and include monthly reports published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminsitration, miscellaneous reports and publications from various entities, Washington State climate records on microfilm and microfiche, and local climatological data from Washington weather stations.

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Preferred Citation

Washington State Climatological records, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Heritage Resources, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123.

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The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series I. :  Washington Climatological Reports from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminsitration1950-1989Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1-2
Monthly reports
1950-1989

Series II. :  Reports and Publications1890-1986Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Miscellaneous Publications and Pricelist
1970s
3
“Guide to Climatic Information, Washington State,” by Howard Critchfield, WWU
1984
3
Climatology, Meteorology of Austrialia (2 booklets)
1948; 1956
3
Evaporation/Evapotranspiration Washington
1961
3
Some Weather Extremes in Oregon
1978
3
Climatological Summary for Grand Forks, North Dakota
1967
3
U.S. Standard Atmosphere Properties Atmosphere Chart
1964
3
Comparative Climatic Data For the United States
1984
3
Atlas of Mean Winter Temperature Departures From The Long-Term Mean Over The Contiguous United States 1895-1979
1980
3
Extreme Maximum Values of Evaporation At Selected Stations in Eleven Western States and Texas
1972
3
A Service-Oriented State Climate Program for the Citizens of the United States
1978
3
NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS WR-28: Weather Extremes by Robert J. Schmidli
1978
3
Probability of Selected Precipitation Amounts In The Western Region of the United States Section for Washington
1967
3
Washington Climate for Adams, Lincoln, Spokane, Whitman Counties
1965
3
Washington Climate for Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Pacific, Wahkiakum Counties
1972
3
Washington Climate for Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens Counties
1972
3
Washington Climate for Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Walla Walla Counties
1970
3
Washington Climate for Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Skamania, Thurston Counties
1964
3
Washington Climate for Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan Counties
1975
3
Washington Climate for Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Yakima Counties
1979
3
Washington Climate for King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce Counties
1968
3
Washington Climate for Clallam, Jefferson, Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom Counties
1966
3
Climate of the States: Climate of Washington
1972
3
Climatic Data Lower Yakima Valley 1954-1962
1965
3
Climatic Guide For Seattle, Washington and Adjacent Puget Sound Area
1961
3
Monthly Normals of Temperature, Percipitation, and Heating and Cooling Degree Days for Washington State 1941-70
1973
3
Monthly Normals of Temperature, Percipitation, and Heating and Cooling Degree Days for Washington State 1951-80
1982
3
Monthly Normals Summary of Hourly Observations For Sea-Tac, Spokane, Seattle, Climatic Summary of the United States
1941-1970
3
Climatic Information for Texas, Colorado, Louisiana, and Alabama
1976-1980
3
Potential Hazards From Future Eruptions of Mount St. Helens Volcano
1979
3
Climatic Summary of the U.S. For 1951 Through 1960, For 1931 to 1952 Climatic Guide For Seattle and 1930 (or Earlier)
1930s-1960
3
Climatological Summaries For Bellingham, Blaine, Anacortes, Solmet Conversion Table Airport Climatological Summaries For Spokane, Seattle, Decadal Census of Weather Stations Applied Meteorology
1957-1978
3
Climate Change Studies: Washington
1890-1982
3
Variability of Precipitation In The Pacific Northwest: Johnson and Dart
1982
3
A Bibliography of Weather and Climate Hazards
1986
3
Climatography Of The U.S. No. 60: Alabama-Kansas
1976
3
Climatography Of The U.S. No. 60: Kentucky-Ohio
1976
3
Climatography Of The U.S. No. 60: Oklahoma-Wyoming
1976

Series III. :  Climate Records1880-1985Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Climatological Data Washington
1897-1979
4
Hourly Precipitation Washington
1951-1976
4
Surface Weather Observations (some counties)
1977-1980
4
Local Climatological Data (some counties)
1949-1976
4
Summary of Hourly Observations Washington
undated
4
Heating Degree Day Normals Washington
1931-1960
4
Climatic Guide for Seattle, WA and Puget Sound Areas
undated
4
Substation History Washington
undated
4
Climatic Summary Wash, Ore, Ida 1930
1931-1952; 1951-1960
4
Climates of the States (WA, OR, ID)
undated
4
Daily Normals (OR, ID)
1931-1960
4
Monthly Averages (WA, OR, ID)
1931-1960; 1941-1970
4
Storage Gage Precipitation Western U.S.
1955-1976
4
Supplement (WA, OR, ID)
1931-1952; 1951-1960
4
Storm Data All States
1959-1976
4
Microfilm (17 reels) of climate records in Washington and Oregon
1880s-1890s
4
Microfilm (3 reels) Maps
1977; 1985
4
“Substation History, Washington; Key to Meteorological Records Documentation No. 1.1; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce, Weather Bureau"
1956

Series IV. :  Local Climatological Data form Washington stations1877-1987Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
5
Olympia
1977-1987
5
Quillayute
1977-1987
5
SeaTac
1950-1987
5
Seattle Urban
1977-1987
5
Spokane
1977-1987
5
Stampede Pass
1977-1987
5
Walla Walla
1977-1987
5
Yakima
1977-1987
5
Index of Original Surface Weather Records, Washington
1877-1975
5
Means and Extremes, Washington by town, alphabetically
1931-1960
5
Climate of Washington by town, alphabetically
April 1978