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Title:
Weather America : a thirty-year summary of statistical weather data and rankings.
Author:
Garoogian, David.
Edition:
2001, second edition.
Publication Information:
Lakeville, CT : Grey House Publishing, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
x, 2013 pages : maps ; 28 cm
General Note:
Editor, David Garoogian.

Previous edition: Weather America : the latest detailed climatological data for over 4,000 places--with rankings (Milpitas, CA : Toucan Valley Pub., 1996).
Language:
English
Contents:
Sec. 1. Weather rankings -- Sec. 2. Major storm events -- Sec. 3. State chapters -- Sec. 4. Appendices.
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Added Title:
Weather America : the latest detailed climatological data for over 4,000 places--with rankings,
ISBN:
9781891482298
Format :
Book

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Summary

This valuable resource provides the most comprehensive and useful compilation of weather data available in print. Published every 10 years, Weather America provides immediate access to extensive data on over 2,000 weather stations across the nation, weath


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Booklist Review

New edition of a title previously published by Toucan Valley Publications. The information comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Library Journal Review

Like its 1996 predecessor (LJ 4/15/97), this compilation of U.S. state climatological data is unrivaled in its breadth and currency. Narrative climatological overviews are provided for each state and each principal weather station within the 50 states. Tables list monthly means from 1970 to 1999 for temperatures and temperature extremes, precipitation, snowfall, and heating and cooling degree days for each of 3,933 weather stations. Tables for principal stations include additional data on storm and fog days, mean relative humidity, and winds. Ranking tables display the top 100 weather stations nationally and the top 25 by state, using 30 different measures. A new section, extracted from the National Climatic Data Center's (NCDC) Storm Events Database, provides data on destructive weather events occurring in each state from 1995 to 1999. The redrawn and relabeled maps are considerably more readable than the first edition's but no longer display climatological divisions within each state. Since the tables in Weather America were compiled from 1970-99 arithmetic means, rather than ten- or 30-year normals, the data available here do not exactly match that reported in NCDC products. For most purposes, however, what is presented is good enough. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries.DNancy R. Curtis, Univ. of Maine Lib., Orono (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. viii
Author's Notep. ix
Section 1 Weather Rankings
Weather Station Rankings: United Statesp. 1
Weather Station Rankings: Statep. 31
Section 2 Major Storm Events
Storms with the Greatest Number of Fatalities: 1995-1999p. 421
Storms with the Greatest Number of Injuries: 1995-1999p. 423
Storms with the Greatest Property Damage: 1995-1999p. 425
Major Storm Events by State: 1995-1999p. 427
Section 3 State Chapters
Alabamap. 465
Alaskap. 487
Arizonap. 509
Arkansasp. 545
Californiap. 571
Coloradop. 647
Connecticutp. 683
Delawarep. 695
Floridap. 705
Georgiap. 739
Hawaiip. 769
Idahop. 785
Illinoisp. 815
Indianap. 849
Iowap. 877
Kansasp. 917
Kentuckyp. 959
Louisianap. 981
Mainep. 1005
Maryland and District of Columbiap. 1023
Massachusettsp. 1039
Michiganp. 1055
Minnesotap. 1091
Mississippip. 1127
Missourip. 1153
Montanap. 1185
Nebraskap. 1237
Nevadap. 1279
New Hampshirep. 1301
New Jerseyp. 1315
New Mexicop. 1331
New Yorkp. 1371
North Carolinap. 1405
North Dakotap. 1441
Ohiop. 1473
Oklahomap. 1509
Oregonp. 1541
Pennsylvaniap. 1587
Rhode Islandp. 1615
South Carolinap. 1623
South Dakotap. 1645
Tennesseep. 1681
Texasp. 1709
Utahp. 1801
Vermontp. 1833
Virginiap. 1845
Washingtonp. 1869
West Virginiap. 1907
Wisconsinp. 1931
Wyomingp. 1971
Section 4 Appendices
Appendix A Climate Centersp. 1999
Appendix B Periods of Recordp. 2005
Appendix C Map of NEXRAD Doppler Radar Stationsp. 2009
Appendix D Explanation of Datap. 2011

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