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We are interested in the weather data published by NOAA via Data.gov The site offers ability to download data as PDF or CSV files. Has anyone created a real RDBMS (MySQL, SQLite) database out of the data? Is that available as an open source resource?

Thanks in Advance.

  • If you're referring to the ISD data (ncdc.noaa.gov/isd), it wouldn't be hard to create such a db, but it would be very large, I've gotten SQLite to handle 6M rows in geonames (geonames.db.94y.info), but I think ISD would be too much. I'd offer to create a db for you, but, if you already have the data, it's a lot more efficient to do it yourself. – Barry Carter Jun 25 '18 at 17:16
  • @BarryCarter I was trying to avoid having to write code and create this DB myself. – rams Jun 27 '18 at 12:36
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    fair enough, but since the data is already in machine-readable form, and is really large, I don't see anyone releasing an SQL version of it (CSV is sort of the default way of releasing things). – Barry Carter Jun 27 '18 at 16:40
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    My github.com/barrycarter/bcapps/blob/master/WEATHER/… may or may not be helpful, but it's GHCND data, not ISD. – Barry Carter Jul 2 '18 at 16:38
  • cloud.google.com/bigquery/public-data/noaa-gsod may be helpful-- it appears Google BigQuery is really into taking public data sets and converting them to SQL. It also appears one of their sample queries, cloud.google.com/bigquery/public-data/… claims it was nearly 130F in Alaska in 2015. – Barry Carter Jul 13 '18 at 1:36

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