The historical climate data for the United States and Worldwide sites
available from this web page were compiled by Dr. Arlin Nicks of the USDA-ARS for use in the
development of climate generators. The database includes daily precipitation and daily min-max
air temperature for National Weather Service stations from 1949-1996 and from worldwide
stations compiled by Global Data Systems. These data are a valuable resource and are dedicated
in honor of Dr. Nicks, who passed away in July 1997, for his foresight and dedication to the
development and use of climate generators in water resources.