Climate and Air Quality Research

a park ranger standing next to two buckets on a table with weather measuring equipment
Park biologist Bill Gawley explaining parts of Acadia's weather station to Acadia Teacher Fellows.

NPS Photo/Mackette Kark

Weather data have been collected daily on or near Mount Desert Island by the National Weather Service since 1893.Measurements include temperature (maximum, minimum, and current), precipitation (duration and amounts), snowfall, snowpack conditions, and notes on state of the weather (cloud, rain, fog, etc.). Wind direction and speed are included for some years. The weather station was first located on downtown Bar Harbor and operated there until roughly 1968, then it moved to the Acadia National Park Visitor Center in Hulls Cove from 1968 to 1981. In 1982 it was moved to and remains at McFarland Hill near Park Headquarters.


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