Inventory
 

Weather Bureau Records
Dates: 1892-1954
Accession Number: 20030601C
Donor: Indiana State Climate Office, Purdue University
Description: 15 file folders in a document case
 

Content and Scope of Collection

This collection consists of monthly tally sheets of rainfall and river-level measurements taken at the Wabash River Rainfall Station and of monthly tally sheets of daily weather observations in Vigo County.

The Cooperative Observer Meteorological Record (1892-1905) and the Voluntary Observer Meteorological Record (1906-1910) provided daily recordings of the temperature at 7:00 a.m.; precipitation amounts, prevailing wind direction, "character of the day" reports (rain, clear, cloudy, snow); and in a category called "Miscellaneous Phenomena", additional remarks on weather conditions.

The "Report of the Wabash River Rainfall Station" (1912-1949) and the "Record of Climatological and Hydrologic Observations" (1949) recorded daily precipitation levels, including whether the precipitation was rain or "snow, hail, or sleet"; the beginning and ending times for the precipitation; the total accumulation of snow, sleet or hail in inches; the flood stage; the warning stage; and the current height of the river.

The Records of Climatological Observations (August 1954-December 1955) recorded daily minimum and maximum temperatures at 7:00 a.m.; 24 hour precipitation amounts; weather conditions (fog, sleet, glaze, thunder, hail, damaging wind) and "important" weather conditions (rain, frost, snow flurries).

Document Case

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Cooperative Observers
  Meteorological Record

Jan. 1892-
Dec. 1895

 

 

 

Folder 2

Cooperative Observers
  Meteorological Record

Jan. 1896-
Dec. 1900

 

 

 

Folder 3

Cooperative Observers
  Meteorological Record

Jan. 1901-
Dec. 1905

 

 

 

Folder 4

Voluntary Observers
  Meteorological Record

Jan. 1906-
Dec. 1910

 

 

 

Folder 5

Voluntary Observers
  Meteorological Record

Jan. 1911-
July 1912

 

 

 

Folder 6

Report of River Rainfall Station

Aug. 1912-
Dec. 1914

 

 

 

Folder 7

Report of River Rainfall Station

Jan. 1915-
Dec. 1916

 

 

 

Folder 8

Report of River Rainfall Station

Jan. 1917-
Dec. 1920

 

 

 

Folder 9

Report of River Rainfall Station

Jan. 1921-
Dec. 1924

 

 

 

Folder 10

Report of River Rainfall Station

Jan. 1925-
Dec. 1928

 

 

 

Folder 11

Report of River Rainfall Station

Jan. 1929-
Dec. 1932

 

 

 

Folder 12

Report of River Rainfall Station

Jan. 1933-
Dec. 1936

 

 

 

Folder 13

Report of River Rainfall Station

Jan. 1937-
Dec. 1942

 

 

 

Folder 14

Report of River Rainfall Station

Jan. 1943-
June 1949

 

 

 

 

Record of Climatological and
  Hydrologic Observations

July 1949-
Dec. 1949

 

 

 

Folder 15

Record of Climatological
Observations

Aug. 1954-
Dec. 1955