Nashville Weather Reports

Our Nashville Weather Reports Collection contains the weather reports from three government agencies and one personal collection. The earliest reports are primarily weather and station journals from the War Department (U.S. Army), known officially as the Signal Service. The Signal Service evolved throughout the years and is better known today as the National Weather Service. On top of the descriptive journals, the Signal Service also kept statistical reports, both weekly and monthly. The date range for the reports is from 1870-1899.

We are in the process of transcribing these priceless weather journals, which contain interesting narratives and observations, including the first delivery of airmail in the "Buffalo" hot air balloon here in Nashville. Please check back periodically for more transcriptions.

Also, you can read Sarah Arntz's blog post about these journals on the Nashville Public Library's blog here.