Georgia Weather Bureau climatological records

Georgia Weather Bureau climatological records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: United States. Weather Bureau. Georgia.
Title: Georgia Weather Bureau climatological records
Dates: Bulk, 1878-1970
Dates: 1870-1995
Quantity: 5.0 Linear feet (5 boxes and 79 volumes)
Coll. Number: ms3804

Biographical/Historical Note

The Atlanta area weather bureau, located on the fifth floor of the Kimball House at the corner of Pryor and Marietta Streets, was initiated in September 1878 under the administration of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, Sargeant George H. Rohe was in command. In January 1883, the office moved to the U.S. Customs House on the corner of Marietta and Forsyth Streets. The office was moved to the 7th floor of the Gould Building at 10 Decatur Street in March 1889 and then back to the Customs House in May 1891. In July 1891, it was relocated to the Prudential Building at the corner of Walton and Broad Streets. In August 1901, it moved to the Empire Building at Broad and Forsyth, where it remained until March 1934 when it relocated to the Federal Annex at Hunter Street. The city office closed in April 1954. A second office was established at the Atlanta Airport in November 1928 and it became the official record in December 1934.

The Augusta area weather bureau office, located at McIntosh Street between Reynolds and Broad, was initiated on 2 November 1870. In May 1872, it relocated to Grays Building at the corner of Broad and McIntosh Streets. On 3 December 1878, the office moved to nos. 735 and 737 Reynolds Street where it remained until 30 April 1891. In May 1891, it relocated to the U.S. Government Building at the corner of Campbell and Greene Streets until 8 March 1916, when it finally moved to the U.S. Government Building at the corner of Barrett Plaza and Telfair Street.


Scope and Content Note

This collection includes original data accumulated by weather bureau offices in both Atlanta's city (1878-1954) and airport (1931-1970) offices, Augusta (1870-1936), and Columbus (1946-1995). Included are handwritten hourly, daily, and monthly meteorological and climatological data sheets, reports, and observations. The Columbus records also include station log books (1942-1995) regarding equipment and expenses and several photographs of the office (1946, 1948). The general series has two volumes that relate to weather across the state, "Damaging weather in Georgia" and "Temperature average data sheets."


Arrangement

This collection is organized into four series: Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, and general.


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)
Augusta (Ga.)
Columbus (Ga.)
Georgia--Climate--History.
Georgia--Climate--Observations.
Georgia--Climate.
Records (documents)
United States. Army. Signal Corps.
United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Weather.

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

These volumes were donated by former state climatologist David Stooksbury.

Preferred Citation note

Georgia Weather Bureau climatological recorda, ms 3804, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Atlanta, 1878-1970

BoxVolume
21Daily journal, 1878 September-1879 September
BoxVolume
41Meteorological summary, 1878-1890
Climatological record, 1878-1910
BoxVolume
11Daily journal, 1878-1881 October
BoxVolume
22Weekly reports, 1879 October-1881 October
BoxVolume
12Monthly meteorological report, 1881 September
BoxVolume
23Monthly report, 1881 September-1885
BoxVolume
13Daily journal, 1881 September-1884 June
Daily journal, 1884 July-1887 August
Daily journal, 1887 September-1889 December
Daily journal, 1890-1892 April
BoxVolume
43Meteorological summary, 1891-1904
Volume
77Hourly precipitation records, 1891-1904
BoxVolume
17Daily journal, 1892 May-1893
Daily journal, 1894-1895 May
Daily journal, 1895 July-1901
Volume
1Monthly meteorological report, 1886-1887
Volume
2Monthly meteorological report, 1888-1889 June
Volume
3Monthly meteorological report, 1892 May-1889 July
Volume
4Monthly meteorological report, 1892 June-December
BoxVolume
31Monthly meteorological report, 1893
Monthly meteorological report, 1894
Monthly meteorological report, 1895
Volume
5Monthly meteorological report, 1896
Volume
6Monthly meteorological report, 1897
Volume
7Monthly meteorological report, 1898
Volume
8Monthly meteorological report, 1899
BoxVolume
34Monthly meteorological report, 1900
Volume
9Monthly meteorological report, 1901
Volume
10Monthly meteorological report, 1902
BoxVolume
35Monthly meteorological report, 1903
Volume
11Monthly meteorological report, 1904
Volume
12Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1905
Volume
13Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1906
Volume
14Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1907
Volume
15Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1908
Volume
16Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1909
Volume
17Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1910
Volume
18Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1911
BoxVolume
44Climatological record - city, 1911-1930
Volume
19Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1912
Volume
20Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1913
Volume
21Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1914
Volume
22Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1915
Volume
23Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1916
Volume
24Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1917
Volume
25Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1918
Volume
26Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1919
Volume
27Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1920
Volume
28Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1921
Volume
29Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1922
Volume
30Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1923
Volume
31Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1924
Volume
32Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1925
Volume
33Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1926
Volume
34Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1927
Volume
35Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1928
Volume
36Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1929
Volume
37Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1930
Volume
38Monthly meteorological report and daily local record - Airport, 1931
Volume
39Monthly meteorological report and daily local record - City, 1931
BoxVolume
45Climatological record, 1931-1934
Volume
40Monthly meteorological report and daily local record - City, 1932
Volume
41Monthly meteorological report and daily local record - Airport, 1932
Volume
42Monthly meteorological report and daily local record - City, 1933
Volume
43Monthly meteorological report and daily local record - Airport, 1933
Volume
44Monthly meteorological report and daily local record - Airport, 1934
Volume
45Monthly observation report - Airport, 1934 December-1938
Volume
46Monthly meteorological report and daily local record - city, 1934
BoxVolume
46Climatological record - airport, 1934-1950
Volume
47Monthly meteorological report and daily local record - city, 1935
Volume
48Monthly meteorological report and daily local record - city, 1936
Volume
49Monthly meteorological report and daily local record - city, 1937
Volume
50Monthly meteorological report and daily local record - city, 1938
Volume
51Monthly observation record - Airport, 1939-1941
Volume
52Monthly meteorological report and daily local record - city, 1939
Volume
53Monthly meteorological report and daily local record - city, 1940
Volume
54Monthly meteorological report and daily local record - city, 1941
Volume
55Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1942
Volume
56Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1943
Volume
57Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1944
Volume
58Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1945
Volume
59Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1946
Volume
60Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1947
Volume
61Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1948
BoxVolume
36Surface weather observations - airport, 1948
Volume
62Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1949
Volume
63Monthly meteorological report and daily local record, 1950
Volume
64Climatological record - city, 1951-1954
Volume
65Climatological record - airport, 1951-1970
 

2. Augusta, 1870-1936

Volume
66Meteorological record, 1870-1872
Volume
67Daily journal, 1877-1879
Volume
68Daily journal, 1891-1894
BoxVolume
51Climatological record, 1911-1930
Volume
69Climatological record, 1935-1936
 

3. Columbus, 1946-1995

BoxVolume
52Record of Airway observations, 1946
Record of Airway observations, 1946-1949 April
Record of Airway observations, 1947
Record of Airway observations, 1948
Photographs of the station office, instruments, and staff, 1946, 1948
Volume
70Local climatological data, 1946 December-1979 January
Volume
71Climatological records - Musogee Co. Airport, 1951-1970
Volume
72Local climatological data, 1980-1995
Volume
73Station log book and expense book, 1942-1953
Volume
74Station log, 1975-1983
Volume
75Station log, 1983-1992
Volume
76Station log, 1992-1995
 

4. General

Volume
78Damaging weather in Georgia, 1886-1942
Volume
79Temperature average data sheets - Augusta, Athens, Birmingham (Ala.), Chattanooga (Tenn.), Columbus, Macon, Savannah, 1873-1973