These data describe several surface stations sampled by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC, http://ncdc.noaa.gov). Sampled parameters may include: daily precipitation, minimum daily temperature,maximum daily temperature, mean daily dew-point temperature, mean daily station pressure, mean daily resultant wind direction, and mean daily resultant wind speed. These stations were selected to represent the climate of the SBC LTER study area based on station elevation and spatial distribution within the study region. The stations provide a relatively long period of record (beginning in 1927), and are still active. Data are available using the NCDC link.