The authors acknowledge the hard work of Michael Changery, Grant Goodge, and Tom Ross of NCDC and Robert Leffler and Andrew Horvitz of NWS in compiling the previous NCDC records tables. We also acknowledge the conscientious efforts of NCDC’s Datzilla administrator, Bryant Korzeniewski, to correct any erroneous data or metadata found by this investigation. The NWS Climate Services Division and the American Association of State Climatologists deserve credit for facilitating the validation of the revised tables, and the invaluable dedication of thousands of volunteer weather observers that made this work possible must also be acknowledged. We also thank the anonymous reviewers whose thoughtful comments helped to improve this manuscript.
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