History of weather observations. Columbus, Mississippi, 1856-1956
Corporate Authors:Climate Database Modernization Program (U.S.)
Description:"The goal of this study is to document the primary weather observational path at Columbus, MS from its beginning in the mid 1800s, through the mid 1950s. Descriptions of Columbus weather observations since the mid 1950s are available through easily obtainable climatic records, with the challenge being to identify and define the roots of the path that began in the mid 1800s and continued into the 20th Century. Extrinsic observations, i.e., those by Voluntary (or Cooperative) observers, were the primary source of climatic information at Columbus since neither the Signal Service nor Weather Bureau had a weather office in this city. This report focuses on those events that led to the routine, formal weather observing program of modern times"--Introduction.
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