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Daily Synoptic Weather Maps (Northern Hemisphere)

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Publication History

These daily synoptic weather maps are from the series of historical weather maps prepared initially through a cooperative project of the Army Air Force and the U.S. Weather Bureau, with the assistance of several university meteorological staffs. Later, the maps were prepared by the U.S. Weather Bureau in cooperation with the Army, Navy, and Air Force, as well as the many National Meteorological Services of the countries shown on the maps.

For a general understanding of synoptic meteorology, refer to this webpage provided by the National Weather Service.

Scope of Coverage

This site provides daily synoptic weather maps for the Northern Hemisphere from January 1, 1899 to March 31, 1971.

How to Locate the Daily Synoptic Weather Maps (Northern Hemisphere)

Use the drop-down list and browse menu below to view a synoptic weather map and its accompanying source and analysis, as well as additional documents in some years. The documents are in PDF format and require the free Adobe reader. Be advised that some files are quite large and may take time to open.

For maps from 1899 - 1971
Select the year, month, and day of the synoptic weather map you wish to view.
For source and analysis, and other documents
Select the year (and sometimes also the month) of the weather map from the browse menu below.

Browse by Year

Browse by Year

1899 - 1910 (pdf)

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1915 - 1920 (pdf)

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  • December 1939 Source and Analysis not available

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1971 (pdf)

Credit

Funding for this project was provided by the NOAA Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP), National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC.

Please credit the NOAA Central Library Data Imaging Project when using these weather maps.

Contact Information

If you have questions or comments concerning the weather maps, or you need further assistance, please contact:
Library.Reference@noaa.gov, 301-713-2600 ext. 157.

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