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stitchingirl
03-15-2010, 03:51 PM
Is there a site that you can see what the weather was like somewhere?

I want to include what the weather was like during the Fourth of July weekend in NYC in 1999. I didn't know if there was a place that has that information.

alleycat
03-15-2010, 03:55 PM
NOAA's website has it: http://data.nssl.noaa.gov/

It's a little awkward to use however. You could Google for "historical weather data" and see if there's an easier-to-use website.

Maryn
03-15-2010, 04:49 PM
Libraries which carry newspapers, or have them on storage media in some form, nearly always have at least one New York paper.

Maryn, whose library does

shaldna
03-15-2010, 05:26 PM
Local papers are a good source. You can check them out at the library.

Or you can contact the Met Office who keep records of that sort of thing.

stitchingirl
03-15-2010, 07:41 PM
thank you, guys. :)

I went to that site and it totally confused me. Talking about stations or whatnots. I think I may call up my library and see if they can come up with something.

stormie
03-15-2010, 07:49 PM
I came up with this: http://www.usatoday.com/weather/news/1999/w705heat.htm Though the date is July 5, 1999.
(Newark, NJ, is very close to NYC)

And this: http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather/time_machine_results (It got results by typing in a NYC zip: 10019 )
I like this site, as you can get any weather from 1945 on for any part of the USA.

stitchingirl
03-15-2010, 11:20 PM
Beautiful, Stormie! :)

That article had the picture of a guy wearing an umbrella hat while at the park in NYC. It also says 102* by late afternoon. I don't even really need to mention the actual temp, but just that the city is gripped by a heatwave. And that article proves that it was so.

Thank you, Stormie.

stormie
03-15-2010, 11:31 PM
Funny, but researching this helped me too. (Of course, with a username like "stormie"....)

Best of luck with your story!

stitchingirl
03-16-2010, 12:07 AM
Thanks! :)

Dawnny Baby
03-16-2010, 10:58 PM
You can also find out actual data on www.weatherunderground.com. I use it all the time for exactly what you're talking about (including sunrise/sunset, etc.). You just type in the zipcode of the place you want, then go down to their weather archives section and you will get the temps/rainfall/etc. for your day/month/year or whatever you want to see. As long as there was a record of it, they've got it. (I love that site--can you tell?)