In accordance with Service Change Notice 14-25 from the National Weather Service , NCDC will stop providing data from the 72 Southwest Regional Climate Reference Network stations on or about June 1, 2014. The historical data for these stations will remain available. This change does not affect any station in the Climate Reference Network.
The U.S. Regional Climate Reference Network (USRCRN) pilot project was deployed in the Southwestern U.S. by NOAA during the period 2009-2011. These stations were designed to provide the same level of climate science quality measurements as the national-scale U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN), but are spaced more closely, and focus solely on temperature and precipitation. (more...)