I'm looking to analyse forecast quality - which means that I need to know what the forecast was on a particular day, and then compare it against what really happened. Would something like history_YYYYMMDD/hourly work?
I'm interested in this also. Let me know if you find them. I could not find them on the web so I have been saving NOAA 'state' forecasts for California for a couple of years, and other states recently. So far they are just stored, not accessible, but I plan to make them available. I've been storing them on an old Netbook so I have a hard time believing the space required would be incredible.