Data Request Form

The CRONOS Database contains weather observations for various stations across North Carolina and in the surrounding states. Through the CRONOS interface, users can access hourly data as far back as 7 days, daily data back 180 days, and monthly data back 4 years. Any data outside of these time intervals needs to be requested from our office.

To request climate information from the State Climate Office of NC, please fully complete the following form and click the submit button at the bottom. All spaces should be completed or processing could be delayed.

Please view our charging policy. Should you have any questions regarding this policy, feel free to contact us before proceeding.

*Your Name: First:
Name of your organization:
*What is your affiliation?
*Phone Number: (xxx-xxx-xxxx)    ext:
Fax Number: (xxx-xxx-xxxx)
*E-mail Address:

 Check here to e-mail yourself a copy of this data request.

Mailing Address:


*City, State: ,

Zip: +

Please view the interactive map of stations for your region of interest. These maps will give you the exact locations for which we can provide hourly and daily observations.

While we cannot always find data for all locations, we can often find information for areas near the site of interest. Please complete the following as explicitly as possible to ensure we deliver what you want!

*Locations or regions for which you want data, including county and town 
(e.g. Wilmington, New Hanover County):
*Parameters of Interest
(such as minimum temperature, maximum temperature, mean temperature, precipitation, wind speed, wind direction, etc. We may not have all parameters for each station. :
*Measurement type  
(actual observed, 30-year historical normal, or average over a period):
*Time interval 
(hourly, daily, monthly, or yearly):
Period of interest 
(e.g. 01/01/1995 through 03/15/1995): (MM/DD/YYYY)
Method by which you prefer to have information sent:
If you want the data sent via e-mail, please specify the type of attachment we should send:
Please give a brief summary explaining for what you will use this data 
(we might have other data that could be useful):
Any other information you feel we need: (other information that you want to appear on the invoice, if this data request is billed)
Rush request?
Check this box to rush your request. This guarantees we will respond by 5pm the next business day if received by 2pm today. $100 charge.
Certified data?
Check this box to have us certify the data. If checked, we will mail a hardcopy of the data to you with an official letter stating the data is an exact copy of what is in our database. $100 charge.

NOTE: data certification services will be unavailable until our office is no longer working under the university's teleworking guidelines, and have returned to normal operations (currently estimated to be Spring 2021).
Should we contact you first?
Check this box to have a Meteorologist contact you to discuss your request before working on it.

Check the box below if you understand and agree to the policy on service fees.

If you have a question regarding whether or not you will be charged for your request, please feel free to contact us before submitting this form.

 I understand, based on the policy on service fees,
that charges may apply.