Every time I visit NOAA’s USHCN page I cringe when I see this phrase:
“The United States Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) is a high quality, moderate-sized data set of daily and monthly records of basic meteorological variables from over 1000 observing stations across the 48 contiguous United States.”
The “high quality” part always gets me, particularly when www.surfacestation.org volunteers like Eric Gamberg keep finding stations like this one:
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This station in New England, ND COOP ID# 326315 must be one of those “maintenance optional” USHCN stations. All the photos and report aren’t in, and I don’t have time for a complete analysis, since I’m leaving for my trip, but this seemed like a good parting shot.
Quality is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose.