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Dear Jamie Sandford,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Storm Data Files, 1993 - 2005 in the Records of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Record Group 370) that includes the Storm Data and Unusual Weather Phenomena Data File, 1950-1992 which include raw data file(s) and technical documentation. Please review the documentation and the Technical Specifications Summary before downloading the data. Since the raw data may be used with any appropriate software, if the files do not already include a contemporary standard extension, you may wish to download the files as All Files to ensure the files download correctly. For any technical assistance, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records (RDE) at email@example.com.
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The following documents, made available through the NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, may be helpful in determining the weather conditions for December 1977 in Storm Data and Unusual Weather Phenomena, as well as for December 1978 in Storm Data and Unusual Weather Phenomena.
Lastly, we searched the internet and located an unofficial website titled Ultimate70s.com. It includes very general weather conditions on December 24, 1977 and December 24, 1978 for Birmingham, AL. Christmas Eve in 1978 seems to have slightly more severe weather
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck in your research!