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Shapefile Type: Polygon

Data source: Derived from U.S. Counties based on state attribute.

Naming convention: s_ddmmyy  where ddmmyy = day-month-year

Description: State background map used internally in NWS.


Description Valid date Data Download # Records MD5SUM Documentation
U.S. States and Territories 5 April 2022
(ppd from 22 March 2022) 59 db4d2f79cc2c9a389133504f37437790 Change History Metadata
08 March 2023 59 807ef82ba8292ca9cf64da0035ddf665
Last Update: 17-JAN-23


 Shapefile Attributes:

Field Name Type width,dec Description
STATE character 2 State abbrev [aa]
NAME character 24 State name
FIPS character 2 State FIPS Code [ss]
LON numeric 10,5 Longitude of centroid [decimal degrees]
LAT numeric 9,5 Latitude of centroid [decimal degrees]