The weather service posted a videon on YouTube last month, interviewing Hendrickson about his life's work, as part of its 1938 Hurricane review, which happened 75 years ago on Sept. 21.
"We lived through it. You made each day the best day you could under those conditions," Hendrickson said.
Hendrickson bought two acres on Lumber Lane for $500 in 1935 and ran a poultry farm. Though he sold the farm, he built his current home on an adjacent property, where he has a home weather station.
From his home weather station, Hendrickson has recorded the weather twice a day for the National Weather Service since 1930. In the interview, he said he has never missed a day.
"It's monotonous, but in agriculture or live stock and crops, it's your bread and butter, you have to do it," Hendrickson said.
Hendrickson turned 101 on Sept. 2.
After he turned 100, New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. and the Southampton Town Board honored him with proclamations.