Overview

Under the National Oceanic and Atmpospheric Administration, the National Weather Service provides daily weather reports for cities across the county. This is done through the use of 122 different Weather Forcast Offices throughout the country. These WFOs are responsible for the daily weather reports for serveral cities throughout their region of coverage. This data set takes the information from these WFO reports for cities across the country and summarizes it at the weekly level for all of 2016.

http://w2.weather.gov/climate/

Key Descriptions

Key List of... Comment Example Value
Avg Temp int (Integer number) The average recorded temperature on this week, in degrees Farenheit. 39
Max Temp int (Integer number) The highest recorded temperature on this week, in degrees Farenheit. 46
Min Temp int (Integer number) The lowest recorded temperature on this week, in degrees Farenheit. 32
Direction int (Integer number) The average wind direction for that week, in degrees. 33
Speed float (Decimal number) The average windspeed for that week, in Miles per Hour. 4.33
Precipitation float (Decimal number) The average amount of rain, in inches. 0.0
Full str (Text) A full string representation of the date this report was made. "2016-01-03"
Month int (Integer number) The month of the year that this report was made. 1
Week of int (Integer number) The first day of the week that this report was made. 3
Year int (Integer number) The year that this report was made. 2016
City str (Text) The city that the reporting station sends its data to. Note that the recording station itself might actually be in a different city. "Birmingham"
Code str (Text) The unique code representing this station. "BHM"
Location str (Text) The exact location of this recording station. Note that the recording station itself might be in a different location than where it sends its data. "Birmingham, AL"
State str (Text) The state that the reporting station sends its data to. Note that the recording station itself might actually be in a different state. "Alabama"


Key List of... Comment Example Value
Full str (Text) A full string representation of the date this report was made. "2016-01-03"
Location str (Text) The exact location of this recording station. Note that the recording station itself might be in a different location than where it sends its data. "Birmingham, AL"