Data files are downloadable, in Microsoft Excel Format.
Current year's data will be posted as frequently as possible.
If you use the WREC data set in a report, please reference the data to the University of Maryland System, Agricultural Experiment Station, Wye Research and Education Center. While we strive to maintain the quality of our weather data, please be aware that this data is specific to WREC.
The primary purpose of the WREC weather station is to provide data for on-site agricultural research; the data provided to you should only be used as a general indicator of weather conditions at sites other than WREC.
About this data:
All precipitation data is verified and is considered reasonably accurate. Frozen precipitation is reported after thawing.
Precipitation amounts from 1983 through May 2008 have been collected using the
Belfort Universal Precipitation Gauge: Series 5-780
727 South Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
Tel: (410) 342-2626
This is a weighing type precipitation collector with an eight-day chart for manual reading
Beginning in June 2008 we changed the type of precipitation gage to an electronic weighing bucket
NOAH IV Precipitation Gauge
ETI Instrument Systems 1317 Webster Avenue
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
On-line specifications here:
This is a weighing bucket also, but data is measured electronically.
Temperature data is collected electronically and is considered reasonably accurate.
Temperature data is measured with a
HMP45C-L, Vaisala Temperature and RH Probe
in an aspirated radiation shield at a height of approximately 6 feet.
On-line specifications here: http://www.campbellsci.com/hmp45c-l