Does anyone know of any national weather datasets that cover the contiguous US for the period 1980 to 2011? I need gridded values, preferably with a grid size (resolution) of 1 km x 1 km up to (maybe) 10 km x 10 km. I don't want point sites nor do I want to spatially average between point sites - I'll take datasets where that is already done, but I don't have the skill set to do that myself. I know about NOAA's NCDC, but they don't seem to produce any gridded datasets. Weather Underground doesn't seem to produce any gridded data sets.
I need hourly values, but can probably deal with daily values, of Temp and Precip at a minimum, but ideally also need windspeed, atmospheric pressure, humidity, etc.
I haven't had much like finding any other than Global Circulation Model outputs. And picking the right one of those can be confusing.