New Climate Information Available

National Weather Service Indianapolis Adds Additional Climate Information
 
The National Weather Service Office in Indianapolis is pleased to announce the availability of daily climatological information for six additional locations across Central Indiana.
 
The new daily products will be created in the “Preliminary Local Climatological Data” product, more commonly known as the F-6 product. Frequent users of climatological data will recognize this as the same format that is used for daily climate data from the Indianapolis International Airport, which will continue to be produced in addition to these six new sites.
 
The six new sites are Muncie, Terre Haute, Lafayette, Bloomington, Shelbyville, and Indianapolis – Eagle Creek Airpark. These sites represent locations in Central Indiana that contain Automated Surface Observation Systems (ASOS) which report hourly weather conditions on a daily basis. Since these are automated stations, please note that snowfall information will not be available at these locations.
 
To access this new data, select “Local” under the Climateheader on the left hand menu on the NWS Indianapolis homepage, www.weather.gov/indy. The direct link is http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=ind.
 
From the product list, select the second option: Preliminary Climatology Data (CF6). In the Location list, select the site of interest. And then in the Timeframe list, you may either select the “Most Recent” option to view the current month, or select “Archived Data” to view data from recent months. Then click the “Go” button to view your selected daily climatological data. Archived data for these additional sites is available for February and March of 2007.
 
This data has been made publicly available in an effort to provide timely and useful climate information to the citizens of Central Indiana. Please note that information will be subject to proper function and reporting by the automated equipment. For the next several months, the climatological information update may be sporadic and updated as time permits, but will become a more routinely produced product after June 1, 2007. 
 
Future plans for later this year will be to generate Daily and Monthly Climate Reports (products CLI and CLM) for all six of these sites in addition to the F-6 products.
 
For questions or comments, please contact the National Weather Service, Indianapolis Climate Services Focal Point, Logan Johnson at w-ind.webmaster@noaa.gov


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