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  
[   ] kfarm.dat 25-Feb-2018 03:17 320K [   ] kfarm93.dat 31-Dec-1993 23:00 925K [   ] kfarm15.dat 31-Dec-2015 00:17 2.1M [   ] kfarm12.dat 31-Dec-2012 00:00 2.2M [   ] kfarm16.dat 31-Dec-2016 00:17 2.2M [   ] kfarm13.dat 31-Dec-2013 00:00 2.2M [   ] kfarm14.dat 31-Dec-2014 00:00 2.2M [   ] kfarm11.dat 31-Dec-2011 00:00 2.3M [   ] kfarm94.dat 31-Dec-1994 23:00 2.3M [   ] kfarm04.dat 31-Dec-2004 23:00 2.3M [   ] kfarm01.dat 31-Dec-2001 23:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm03.dat 31-Dec-2003 23:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm98.dat 31-Dec-1998 23:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm06.dat 31-Dec-2006 00:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm00.dat 31-Dec-2000 23:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm99.dat 31-Dec-1999 23:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm95.dat 31-Dec-1995 23:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm02.dat 31-Dec-2002 23:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm07.dat 31-Dec-2007 00:00 2.4M [   ] kfarm97.dat 31-Dec-1997 23:00 2.5M [   ] kfarm05.dat 31-Dec-2005 23:00 2.5M [   ] kfarm09.dat 31-Dec-2009 00:00 2.5M [   ] kfarm10.dat 31-Dec-2010 00:00 2.5M [   ] kfarm96.dat 31-Dec-1996 23:00 2.6M [   ] kfarm08.dat 31-Dec-2008 00:00 2.6M [   ] kfarm17.dat 31-Dec-2017 00:17 3.3M
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
355Julian Date
42000Time (UCT)
51513Station ID - Kernen Farm
6100Data Availability (%)
714.52Battery Voltage (volts)
89.44Station Pressure (kPa/100)
9-7.41Air Temperature (1 min. average) °C
1024.19Relative Humidity (% - 1 min. average)
110Mean Wind Speed (2 min. average) knots
120Mean Vector Magnitude (2 min. average) knots
13241.2Mean Vector Direction (2 min. average) degrees from North
14.48Sigma Theta (ignore)
150Peak 5 Second Wind Speed (past hour) knots
161900Peak Wind Speed Time (past hour)
1723.16Peak 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
2092.2(ignore)
2191.5(ignore)
2292.2(ignore)
2391.9(ignore)
240(ignore)
256999(ignore)
260(ignore)
270Mean Wind Speed (min. 50-60 min) knots
280Mean Wind Vector Magnitute (min. 50-60 min) knots
29239.8Mean Wind Vector Direction (min. 50-60 min) degrees from North
302.153Sigma Theta (min. 50-60 min) ignore
310Peak 5 sec Wind Speed (50-60 min)
320Max 10 min Wind Speed (past hour)
33-7.21Temperature (1 hour average)
3424.12Relative Humidity (1 hour average)
350Mean Wind Speed (1 hour average)
360Mean Wind Vector Magnitude (1 hour average)
37280.8Mean Wind Vector Direction (1 hour average) degrees from North
3864.02Sigma Theta (ignore)
390Sigma U (ignore)
40-7.06Max Air Temperature (past hour)
41-7.41Min Air Temperature (past hour)
4248.8Global Radiation (1 hour average)
430(ignore)
44-10.025 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
45-10.1610 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
46-10.2820 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
47-8.1450 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
48-3.525100 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
49.217150 cm Soil Temperature (ignore)
50.478200 cm Soil Temperature (ignore)
51.306300 cm Soil Temperature (ignore)
520(ignore)

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

FieldExampleDescription
1224Identifier
22018Year
355Julian Date
4600Time (UCT)
51513Station ID - Kernen Farm
614.39(ignore)
74081(ignore)
814.77(ignore)
92(ignore)
1014.33(ignore)
111050(ignore)
125.894(ignore)
1392.6(ignore)
146999(ignore)
15-5.562Daily Max Screen Temperature (°C)
1627.63Daily Max Relative Humidity (%)
17-15.12Daily Min Screen Temperature (°C)
1823.15Daily Min Relative Humidity (%)
196.018(ignore)
200Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge (past 24 hours) mm. - summer only, til June 15, 2009
210Snow on Ground (ignore)
226999(ignore)
23143.7Incoming Solar Radiation (daily average in W/m2)
240Average Daily Wind Speed (knots)
2590.2Predominant Wind Direction (degrees from North)
26-12.915 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
27-12.6110 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
28-12.0120 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
29-8.3350 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
30-3.429100 cm Soil Temperature (1 hour average)
31-194.7(ignore)
32-123.3(ignore)
330(ignore)

400 - precipitation amounts and time (ignore)

208 - averages determined at 1400 hours (ignore)

217 - averages determined at 2300 hours (ignore)