Engineering Department Weather Data, 1892-1983  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Engineering Dept.
Title
Engineering Department Weather Data
Dates
1892-1983 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
2606-05
Summary
Rainfall and other weather data for Seattle.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Engineering Department (SED) maintained the City's streets and bridges, designed and oversaw construction of public works projects, provided traffic and transportation planning, and operated the sewer and solid waste utility. The position of City Surveyor was created in 1873 to survey the City, establish boundaries and street grades, and administer condemnation processes. This position was renamed City Engineer in 1890.

In 1931, the Engineering Department absorbed part of the Department of Public Utilities, and in 1936, it assumed the responsibilities of the Department of Streets and Sewers and the Traffic Department. In 1997, the water, solid waste, drainage, and wastewater utilities from the Engineering and Water departments were merged with the Engineering Services Division of SED and the Customer Service Call Center and Construction Engineering Sections of City Light to form Seattle Public Utilities. The traffic and transportation functions of the Engineering Department were consolidated in the Seattle Transportation Department.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Data on precipitation and other weather factors in the Seattle area, together with statistical and graphic analysis of contemporary and historical data. Includes daily rainfall data gathered in 1966-1967 at 12 gauging stations throughout Seattle.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Weather Data , Record Series 2606-05. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

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

2606-05:  Weather Data, 1892-1983Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Climatic Guide For Seattle and Puget Sound, U.S. Weather Bureau
1961
1/2
Newspaper Clippings
1916-1955
1/3
Precipitation Graphs
1908-1940
1/4
Precipitation Graphs
1892-1959
1/5
Precipitation Graphs
1953
1/6
Precipitation Data
1934
1/7
Rainfall Graphs
1979-1983
1/8
Snowfall Reports
1918-1942
1/9
Temperatures - Monthly Maximum and Minimum
1930-1943
1/10
Terminology
undated
1/11
Wind Graphs
1916-1939
1/12
Wind Records
1933-1939
1/13
Rainfall Data, Station No. 1 Haller Lake Shops
1966-1967
1/14
Rainfall Data, Station No. 3 University of Washington
1966-1967
1/15
Rainfall Data, Station No. 4 Mapleleaf Reservoir
1966-1967
1/16
Rainfall Data, Station No. 6 Lake City Treatment Plant
1966-1967
1/17
Rainfall Data, Station No. 7 Whitman Jr. High School
1966-1967
1/18
Rainfall Data, Station No. 8 Government Locks
1966-1967
1/19
Rainfall Data, Station No. 9 Woodland Park Zoo
1966-1967
1/20
Rainfall Data, Station No. 12 Magnolia Elementary School
1966-1967
1/21
Rainfall Data, Station No. 14 West Seattle High School
1966-1967
1/22
Rainfall Data, Station No. 15 Diagonal Treatment Plant
1966-1967
1/23
Rainfall Data, Station No. 17 West Seattle Shops
1966-1967
1/24
Rainfall Data, Station No. 18 Hillman Shops
1966-1967
1/25
Seattle Rainfall Data, Hourly and Daily Summary
1969
1/26
Seattle Rainfall Data, Hourly and Daily Summary
1969
1/27
Rainfall Intensity Data
1968
1/28
Rainfall Intensity Data
1968
1/29
Rainfall Intensity - Frequency - Duration For Seattle
1966-1967
1/30
Rainfall Intensity - Duration - Grequency Curves
1969
1/31
Seattle Rainfall Intensity Duration Frequency Curves
1972

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Rain and rainfall--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Rainfall frequencies--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Weather
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Engineering Dept.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)