GLMS 23 - Government Weather Station #85: Alpena, Michigan
|Title||GLMS 23 - Government Weather Station #85: Alpena, Michigan|
The journals of the Alpena, Michigan, Weather Station document the station's daily activities between 1872 and 1917.
The daily journals, which are in chronological order, record the weather conditions, such as storms, signals, aureole and lunar halo sightings, sunset predictions, and barometer readings. In addition to the weather, there is mention of visitors to the station and vessel movements. Charts on monthly storms, instrument checks, and comparative barometer readings also are included.
The periods preceding 1872, from 1883-1884, and after 1917, are lacking documentation in the Alpena collection.
A Signal Service station was established in September 1872, with the Weather Bureau taking over in 1891. The office was relocated to Phelps Collins Field in August 1959, operating part-time with an Automated Meteorological Observation Station (AMOS) also present. The AMOS was decommissioned in 1975. A WSR-74C radar was commissioned on June 8, 1977, and the office began full-time operations again. Functions of this office were transferred to the new Gaylord, MI, office in 1995, and the site began contract operations, which continued until early 1999.
|Scope and Content||Contains information on daily weather conditions, monthly instrument checks, storm signals, and vessel movements. There are no records for 1883-1884 or 1893-1904.|
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