The Resource United States Weather Bureau Richmond station records

United States Weather Bureau Richmond station records

Label
United States Weather Bureau Richmond station records, 1897-1979
Title
United States Weather Bureau Richmond station records
Inclusive dates
1897-1979
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records, 1897-1979, relating to weather observation by the United States Weather Bureau's Richmond station, located in Richmond, Virginia. Included are volumes containing Monthly Records of Observations and Annual Meteorological Summaries containing weather observations such as maximum and minimum temperatures; precipitation levels, character of the day (cloudy or clear); barometer pressure; dew-point; thermograph and barograph readings; hours of sunshine; wind velocity; and miscellaneous phenomena such as frosts, thunderstorms, solar halos, and lunar halos. In 1905 the volumes included a map of the United States and contain notations on the temperatures and weather systems across the country. Later the volumes include Local Climatological Data and Surface Weather Observations, with the same type of information. Reports were taken from the airport office at Byrd Field (WBAS) and the city office at Chimboraza Park (WBO)
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Described
Biographical or historical data
The U.S. Weather Bureau was established by an act of Congress on 1 October 1890. It took over the weather service that had been established in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer of the War Department in 1870. The duties of the Weather Bureau included forecasting, recording climatological data, and making meteorological observations and reports. The Bureau was transferred to the Department of Commerce in 1940.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
United States Weather Bureau Richmond station records
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi03079.html
Note
THE COLLECTION IS LOCATED AT THE STATE RECORDS CENTER. CONTACT ARCHIVES RESEARCH SERVICES FOR ACCESS INFORMATION, DIRECTIONS, AND HOURS
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Extent
33
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Donor information unavailable.
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001625938
Type of unit
cu. ft. (106 volumes).

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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