Historical Observing Metadata Repository

The Historical Observing Metadata Repository (HOMR) is NCEI's integrated station history database that provides in situ or land-based station metadata in support of NCEI research, reporting, data products, and web applications. HOMR tracks detailed information for a variety of weather stations throughout their lifespans, including identifiers, names, locations, observation times, reporting methods, photos, and equipment modifications and siting. Station histories are most extensive for the National Weather Service (NWS) Cooperative Observing Program, and they include officially documented station changes that adhere to an NWS approval process. Use the search below to access these historical station details.

Station History Search

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Station Information

  • Station-Level (MSHR) Data
  • Element-Level (PHR) Data
  • Location Data
  • Misc Data
Station MSHR Content
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Station PHR Content
Station Location Content
Station Miscellaneous Content
Station External Links

Current Holdings

Type Description Number of Stations Product Page Station List Station Photos
NWS COOP NWS Cooperative Network > 32,000 Go View
GHCN-D Global Historical Climatology Network - Daily > 90,000 Go View
Databank Global Land Surface Databank, future Global Historical Climatology Network - Monthly Land Temperature v4 (GHCNM-LT) dataset > 32,000 Go View
ASOS Automated Surface Observing System > 900 Go View      
LCD Local Climatological Data (First Order) 274 Go View
USCRN U.S. Climate Reference Network > 130 Go View      
USRCRN U.S. Regional Climate Reference Network > 70 Go View      
AL USRCRN Alabama U.S. Regional Climate Reference Network > 15 View      
USHCN U.S. Historical Climatological Network 1,218 Go
NEXRAD NEXRAD Radar > 150 Go View
AWOS Automated Weather Observing System > 1100 View
Upper Air IGRA Pending Go View
International Other International not included above Pending
Other Various Military, Weather Service, Airways, etc. > 3,000