WPA Precipitation Tabulations


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            title:  WPA Precipitation Tabulations
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        abstract:  Hourly precipitation data tabulated under the Work Projects Administration (WPA), a New Deal program created to reduce unemployment during the Great Depression. Forms capture extreme precipitation over periods ranging from five minutes to twenty-four hours. Scans captured from the microfilm collection at the National Climatic Data Center.
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