Historical Weather Data

Historical Weather Data

Historical Weather Data is a key to forensic meteorology

Our forensic weather team reviews historical weather data to access damages caused by harsh weather conditions. Harsh weather conditions can occur in any season of the year, but a large portion of our forensic work is dedicated to winter weather conditions. Some of the harsh weather conditions that occur in winter are:

  • Blizzards
  • Floods
  • Severe Winds
  • Ice Storms
  • Avalanches
  • Frost Damage

Winter weather road conditions and hazards can be caused by heavy snow, blowing snow, or freezing rain. These weather conditions often result in icy roads that may cause accidents. We must review historical weather data for each of these causes in order to provide accurate winter weather road conditions and hazards analysis. Reviewing all weather station data and weather maps is a critical task in our research. Weather experts review historical weather observations, archive radar and satellite data, and surface maps and upper air maps.

Icy or snow covered sidewalks can cause accidents due to slipping or falling. These accidents quite often result in personal injury accidents and often lead to ligation. Determining that ice and snow in fact was on the sidewalk or parking lot surface at the time of the accident requires detailed analysis of historical weather data.

Hard frost can cause winter weather damage that includes:

  • Broken Water Pipes
  • Water Damage to Property
  • Widespread Damage to Crops

To provide accurate analysis of this harsh weather event, we need to access micro-climate weather data. Micro-climate data is often a challenge to access. We meet this challenge with our unique ability to obtain historical weather data from non-traditional sources. After getting the data retrieved we use our analytical tools as  another key step in providing a summary of weather events that occurred in the past.

If you have a need for historical weather data, please contact West Coast Weather »