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PNW Data Archive: Historical

This page provides access to gridded and time series data for the climate and natural resource-related variables in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), including:

 

 

 

Precipitation

Name / Location Temporal
Resolution
Spatial
Resolution
Range of Years Comments
Pacific Northwest gridded precipitation data daily, monthly 0.25, 1° 1948-98 40-50N,125-110W
Washington & Oregon gridded precipitation data daily "50" km 1949-94 Source: University of Washington
Climate Division Data
Digital values for numerous stations (WMSSC) Climatology Station data Varies by station  
Northeastern Washington State Monthly Averaged over climate division 1931-96  
Puget Sound Lowland (Washington State) Monthly Averaged over climate division 1931-96  
Station Data
Olga, Washington (Orcas Island) Monthly Station data 1890-1994  
Seattle, Washington Monthly Station data 1878-1990  

Air Temperature

Name Temporal
Resolution
Spatial
Resolution
Range of Years Comments
Climate Division Data
Digital values for numerous stations (WMSSC) Climatology Station data Varies by station  
Northeastern Washington State Monthly Averaged over climate division 1931-96  
Olga, Washington (Orcas Island) Monthly Station data 1892-1994  
Puget Sound Lowland (Washington State) Monthly Averaged over climate division 1931-96  

Sea Surface Temperature

Name Temporal
Resolution
Spatial
Resolution
Range of Years Comments
Neah Bay, Washington Monthly Station data 1935-1993  

Snow Depth

Name Temporal
Resolution
Range of Years Comments
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon For the first of each month, January-May 1944-1992  
Paradise Ranger Station, Mt. Rainier, Washington Annually on March 15th 1916-1995  
Stevens Pass, Washington For the first of each month, January-May 1944-1992  

Glacier Mass Balance / Length

Name Temporal
Resolution
Range of Years Comments
Blue Glacier
(Olympic mountains, Washington)
     
Length Annual 1815-1995  
Mass balance Annual 1956-1995  
South Cascade Glacier
(Cascade Mountains, Washington),
mass balance
  1884-1974  

Streamflow

Name Temporal
Resolution
Range of Years Comments
Columbia River at the Dalles, Oregon Monthly 1878-1994 USGS "modified" flows
Hoh River (Washington) Monthly 1926-1964  
Okanogan River (Washington) Monthly 1912-1988  
Quinault River, at Quinault, Washington   1912-1988  
Sauk River, near Darrington, Washington Monthly 1918-1988  
Skykomish River at Gold Bar, Washington Monthly 1929-1993  
Spokane River in Spokane, Washington Monthly 1891-1993  
Stehekin River Monthly 1912-1988  

Hydroclimatic Dataset

Name Temporal
Resolution
Range of Years Comments
VIC Retrospective Land Surface Data Set for the conterminous United States Three-hourly, Daily, Monthly 1/8º Includes meteorological (e.g., precipitation, temperature, radiation), water balance (e.g., evaporation, runoff, soil moisture, snow water equivalent) and energy balance (e.g., latent, sensible, and ground heat flux) variables

For Assistance

If you need any assistance downloading or using this data, contact Todd Mitchell (mitchell@atmos.washington.edu).