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Montana Weather Stations, 2014

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Data Provider Meso West
Date 2014
Content Type Downloadable Data
Abstract Weather stations of Montana, obtained from the Meso West web site at http://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/stn_state.cgi?state=MT. The layer includes a URL field for obtaining weather observations for each station from the MesoWest web site.MesoWest (http://www.mesowest.utah.edu) is a cooperative project between researchers at the University of Utah, forecasters at the Salt Lake City National Weather Service Office, the NWS Western Region Headquarters, and personnel of participating agencies, universities, and commercial firms. The goal of the project is to provide access to current weather observations in the western states. Support for this project is being provided by the National Weather Service.MesoWest relies upon weather observing networks that are managed by federal, state, and local agencies and private firms. Weather observations of temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, precipitation, and other weather parameters are available at thousands of locations across the United States.
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Data contained in MesoWest arise from cooperative arrangements with many different educational institutions, public agencies and commercial firms. The data are intended to be used by personnel in governmental agencies to protect lives and property, by the public for general information, and by individuals at educational institutions for instructional and research purposes. Any other uses of the data from one or more stations must receive written approval from the agencies that installed the weather sensors. Contact the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Regional Prediction to receive information on how to obtain written approval. Due to the nature of data transmission across the Internet and other communication factors, the information found in MesoWest may not always be current. No warranties are expressed or implied regarding the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information contained in MesoWest. Data users are cautioned to consider the provisional nature of the data before using it for decision making. The user assumes the entire risk related to use of MesoWest data.The Cooperative Institute for Regional Prediction, CIRP, provides the data "as is" and in no event shall the providers be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, damages resulting from lost data or lost profits or revenue, the costs of recovering such data, the costs of substitute data, claims by third parties or for other similar costs, or any special, incidental, or consequential damages, arising out of the use of the data. The accuracy or reliability of the data is not guaranteed or warranted in any way and the providers disclaim liability of any kind whatsoever, including, without limitation, liability for quality, performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose arising out of the use, or inability to use the data. It would be very helpful if publications that depend upon substantial use of MesoWest data acknowledge the data providers by including a statement similar to: This study was made possible in part due to the data made available by the governmental agencies, commercial firms, and educational institutions participating in MesoWest. The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
Data Access https://ftpgeoinfo.msl.mt.gov/data/Spatial/NonMSDI/Shapefiles/Weather_MesoWest2014.zip
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Email: geoinfo@mt.gov
Distribution liability The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
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Metadata date 01/16/2014