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Wright Brothers - Weather Data

The impact of Kitty Hawk's U.S. Weather Bureau station and the two nearby lifesaving stations upon the obtainment of powered-flight is sometimes minimized. However, until Wilbur and Orville received the weather data from the U.S. Weather Bureau in Washington D.C., neither had heard of Kitty Hawk. But after viewing the sustained wind levels and receiving word from the station about the topography, the Wrights made a trip. While at Kitty Hawk the Wrights made frequent use of the weather station where among other things they calibrated their anemometers and sent telegraphs to the outside world, including the telegram of December 17, 1903. More important to the Wrights on a daily basis were the salty and courageous men of the Kill Devil Hill lifesaving station. Unknowingly caught in a moment of history, these lifesavers ironically hold several of the first accolades associated with flight. This includes the group recognition of being the "world's first flight crew," as well as individual titles by J.T. Daniels as "the first airplane casualty" and "the first photographer of flight."

Select a Location to Search:
Kitty Hawk Weather Station  for Wind Velocity and Precipitation
Life Saving Stationsfor Barometric Pressure and Total Vessels Seen

Choose a Date to View Weather Data:   1900 - 1901 - 1902 - 1903 - 1908 - 1911

Monthly weather summaries are available for the months that are not grayed out.



September 1900
SunMonTue WedThuFri Sat
678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30


October 1900
SunMonTue WedThuFri Sat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
2122232425




July 1901
SunMonTue WedThuFri Sat
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031


August 1901
SunMonTue WedThuFri Sat
123
45678910
11121314151617
1819202122




August 1902
SunMonTue WedThuFri Sat
252627282930
31


September 1902
SunMonTue WedThuFri Sat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930


October 1902
SunMonTue WedThuFri Sat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031




September 1903
SunMonTue WedThuFri Sat
23242526
27282930


October 1903
SunMonTue WedThuFri Sat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031


November 1903
SunMonTue WedThuFri Sat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930


December 1903
SunMonTue WedThuFri Sat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223




April 1908
SunMonTue WedThuFri Sat
4
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930


May 1908
SunMonTue WedThuFri Sat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223




September 1911
SunMonTue WedThuFri Sat
1920212223
24252627282930


October 1911
SunMonTue WedThuFri Sat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930




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