Historical Weather Data

Each of these files contains environmental data collected at the University of Saskatchewan's Kernen Crop Research Farm. The files are in comma-separated format, with one set of readings per line. You can download the raw files or look at them on-line.

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Icon  Name                    Last modified      Size  
[   ] kfarm99.dat 31-Dec-1999 23:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm98.dat 31-Dec-1998 23:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm97.dat 31-Dec-1997 23:00 2.5M [   ] kfarm96.dat 31-Dec-1996 23:00 2.6M [   ] kfarm95.dat 31-Dec-1995 23:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm94.dat 31-Dec-1994 23:00 2.3M [   ] kfarm93.dat 31-Dec-1993 23:00 925K [   ] kfarm17.dat 31-Dec-2017 00:17 3.3M [   ] kfarm16.dat 31-Dec-2016 00:17 2.2M [   ] kfarm15.dat 31-Dec-2015 00:17 2.1M [   ] kfarm14.dat 31-Dec-2014 00:00 2.2M [   ] kfarm13.dat 31-Dec-2013 00:00 2.2M [   ] kfarm12.dat 31-Dec-2012 00:00 2.2M [   ] kfarm11.dat 31-Dec-2011 00:00 2.3M [   ] kfarm10.dat 31-Dec-2010 00:00 2.5M [   ] kfarm09.dat 31-Dec-2009 00:00 2.5M [   ] kfarm08.dat 31-Dec-2008 00:00 2.6M [   ] kfarm07.dat 31-Dec-2007 00:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm06.dat 31-Dec-2006 00:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm05.dat 31-Dec-2005 23:00 2.5M [   ] kfarm04.dat 31-Dec-2004 23:00 2.3M [   ] kfarm03.dat 31-Dec-2003 23:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm02.dat 31-Dec-2002 23:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm01.dat 31-Dec-2001 23:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm00.dat 31-Dec-2000 23:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm.dat 20-Sep-2018 18:17 1.9M
Note:
Wind Speed: 1 knot = 1.85 km/hr
Pressure: multiply by 100 for KPa
Time (UCT): subtract 6 hours for local time. E.g. 0600 is midnight local time.

There are several types of data, as indicated by the number in the first column:

160 - hourly data

FieldExampleDescription
1160Identifier
22018Year
3264Julian Date
40Time (UCT)
51513Station ID - Kernen Farm
6100Data Availability (%)
713.89Battery Voltage (volts)
810.34Station Pressure (kPa/100)
910.88Air Temperature (1 min. average) °C
1017.25Relative Humidity (% - 1 min. average)
110Mean Wind Speed (2 min. average) knots
120Mean Vector Magnitude (2 min. average) knots
1324.62Mean Vector Direction (2 min. average) degrees from North
1418.84Sigma Theta (ignore)
150Peak 5 Second Wind Speed (past hour) knots
162300Peak Wind Speed Time (past hour)
17242.2Peak Wind Speed Direction (past hour) degrees from North
180Max 2 Minute Wind Speed (past hour) knots
190Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge (past hour) mm. - summer only, til June 15, 2009
2098.9(ignore)
2198.8(ignore)
2298.9(ignore)
2398.7(ignore)
240(ignore)
256999(ignore)
260(ignore)
270Mean Wind Speed (min. 50-60 min) knots
280Mean Wind Vector Magnitute (min. 50-60 min) knots
2925.12Mean Wind Vector Direction (min. 50-60 min) degrees from North
3022.45Sigma Theta (min. 50-60 min) ignore
310Peak 5 sec Wind Speed (50-60 min)
320Max 10 min Wind Speed (past hour)
3312.07Temperature (1 hour average)
3416.78Relative Humidity (1 hour average)
350Mean Wind Speed (1 hour average)
360Mean Wind Vector Magnitude (1 hour average)
37233.2Mean Wind Vector Direction (1 hour average) degrees from North
3848.78Sigma Theta (ignore)
390Sigma U (ignore)
4012.28Max Air Temperature (past hour)
4110.88Min Air Temperature (past hour)
42103.3Global Radiation (1 hour average)
43.532(ignore)
4412.475 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
4511.5710 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
4610.6520 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
4711.3850 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
4811.98100 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
491.583150 cm Soil Temperature (ignore)
502.16200 cm Soil Temperature (ignore)
511.658300 cm Soil Temperature (ignore)
520(ignore)

224 - daily data collected at 0600 hrs (values for the previous day)

FieldExampleDescription
1224Identifier
22018Year
3263Julian Date
4600Time (UCT)
51513Station ID - Kernen Farm
614.1(ignore)
76044(ignore)
814.27(ignore)
91408(ignore)
1013.79(ignore)
112006(ignore)
1213.94(ignore)
1399.2(ignore)
146999(ignore)
1514.26Daily Max Screen Temperature (°C)
1632.26Daily Max Relative Humidity (%)
172.934Daily Min Screen Temperature (°C)
1815.96Daily Min Relative Humidity (%)
191.157(ignore)
200Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge (past 24 hours) mm. - summer only, til June 15, 2009
210Snow on Ground (ignore)
226999(ignore)
23149.7Incoming Solar Radiation (daily average in W/m2)
240Average Daily Wind Speed (knots)
25185Predominant Wind Direction (degrees from North)
269.775 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
279.7910 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
2810.1120 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
2911.4350 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
3012.17100 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
31-1242(ignore)
32-730(ignore)
330(ignore)

400 - precipitation amounts and time (ignore)

208 - averages determined at 1400 hours (ignore)

217 - averages determined at 2300 hours (ignore)