Title: Climate Data Other Sources

NCDC source is not the only source of climate data. Most common alternative source of climate data is Regional Climate Centers:

Map with areal coverage by each of RCCs and location of main National and Regional Climate institutions

Figure 3: Regional Climate Centers and Climate Data and Services Institutions

High Plains Regional Climate Center
Northeast Regional Climate Center
Midwestern Regional Climate Center
Southeast Regional Climate Center
Southern Regional Climate Center
Western Regional Climate Center

In addition the Regional Climate Centers, some NOAA institutions have climate data bases available. One of most user friendly climate data bases is located at the NOAA/OAR Climate Diagnostic Center site: http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/USstation/. Besides being a source of climate data this site allows some data manipulations and plot displays, like time series, composites, histograms, etc.