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NOAA Historical Weather Connector

Intro

NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is responsible for preserving, monitoring, assessing, and providing public access to climate and historical weather data and information. Use Domo's NOAA Historical Weather connector to pull historical weather and climate data from around the world. To learn more about the NOAA Historical Weather API, visit their page (http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/webservices/v2).

You connect to your NOAA Historical Weather account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the NOAA Historical Weather connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Prerequisites

To connect to your NOAA Historical Weather account and create a DataSet, you must have an NOAA CDO token. For information about obtaining a token, visit this page: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/token

Connecting to Your NOAA Historical Weather Account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the NOAA Historical Weather Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

This pane contains fields for entering credentials to connect to your NOAA Historical Weather account. The following table describes what is needed for each field:  

Field

Description

Token

Enter your NOAA CDO token. For information about obtaining a token, visit this page: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/token

Once you have entered valid NOAA Historical Weather credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new NOAA Historical Weather DataSet. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Details Pane

This pane contains a primary Reports menu, along with various other menus which may or may not appear depending on the report type you select.

Menu

Description

Report

Select the NOAA Historical Weather report you want to run. The following reports are available:

Annual Summaries

Returns data about annual land surface observations from around the world.

Daily Summaries

Returns data about daily land surface observations from around the world.

Data Categories

Returns a grouping of data types.

Data Types

Returns a list of data types.

Datasets

Returns a list of CDO datasets.

Locations Categories

Returns a grouping of locations.

Locations

Returns location data.

Monthly Summaries

Returns data about monthly land surface observations from around the world.

Normals Annual/Seasonal

Returns the annual and seasonal climate normals. This is computed for the 30-year period from 1981 to 2010.

Normals Daily

Returns data about the daily climate normals computed from 1981 to 2010.

Normals Hourly

Returns hourly climate normals that are computed for the 30-year period from 1981 to 2010.

Normals Monthly

Returns monthly normals that are computed for the 30-year period from 1981 to 2010

Precipitation 15 minute

Returns data of historical 15-minute precipitation observations.

Precipitation Hourly

Returns historical hourly precipitation observations.

Stations

Returns a list of stations.

Days Offset

Enter the number of days back you want to end the report at. Use 0 for today. Combine with Days to create a range of days. For example, if you entered 14 for Days and 7 for Days Offset, the report would include data for a two-week period, ending 7 days before today.

Days

Enter the number of days to run the report for. Combine with Days Offset to create a range of days. For example, if you entered 14 for Days and 7 for Days Offset, the report would include data for a two-week period, ending 7 days before today.

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.