This tool allows users to access a series of maps that display climate information across the United States covering both recent and future time periods. The mapping interface not only provides climate variables, but also variables pertinent to agricultural systems, surface hydrology, and wildfire danger. The dynamic mapping interface provides a straightforward way for scientists and decision-makers to visualize climate information.
This tool displays a dashboard of real-time climate information for any location in the contiguous US. This tool is useful for comparing multiple variables side-by-side in real-time for a set location. The dashboard provides not only the current values, but also how the current values compare to what is normal for the time period, computed from the years 1981-2010.
This tool accesses real-time water information for any location in the contiguous US and allows assessment of extreme wet/dry conditions over different drought flavors (meteorological, hydrological, agricultural, ecological). Results for the different flavors are compared to the drought assessment of the U.S. Drought Monitor in comparing maps of the flavors or the assessments in a table. Data for the different metrics are drawn from both station data and modeled data using blends of station and satellite data.
This tool tracks historical (1979-present) variability in climate for a selected location. Users can choose from a number of climate variables summarized at the monthly, seasonal, or annual timescales and both create plots and acquire the resultant data.
This tool shows historical (1979-present) variability in climate for a pairing of two variables for at a selected location. Users can choose from a number of climate variables summarized at the monthly, seasonal, or annual timescales and both create plots and acquire the resultant data.
This tool is useful for visualizing changes in a single variable evolving from year to year at a specific location. This tool provides a graphical summary of future climate projections from 20 global climate models and two future emission scenarios for a selected location. The timeseries shows model simulations from 1950 to 2005 and simulations from 2006 to 2100 under two greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. To visualize the spread across models, the range and the interquartile of all models is shaded.
This tool displays a dashboard of projected future climate information for any location in the contiguous US. This tool is useful for evaluating how an individual climate variable is projected to change in future 30-year periods at a set location. The dashboard compares what was normal for 1971-2000 with projections derived from an ensemble of downscaled climate model projections using multiple future emissions scenarios.
This tool visualizes projected monthly streamflows compared to historical streamflows at select locations along streams in the Western US. Users can choose to look at streamflows under different future greenhouse gas scenarios for a fixed future time period or at streamflows over different future time periods and emission scenarios.
This tool visualizes contemporary and future cold hardiness zones, also known as the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone. Cold hardiness zones are used by gardeners and growers to determine which perennial crops and plants are most likely to tolerate winter temperatures. The cold hardiness map is based on the average coldest single overnight temperature of the winter. Users can also map the potential geographic range under current and future climate from a number of perennial crops based on their hardiness zones.
This tool provides maps and graphical summaries of future projections of climate-related metrics from global climate models and future emission scenarios for a selected tribal geography.
This tool summarizes data from MACAv2-METDATA climate data, VIC hydrology and streamflow data, MC2 vegetation data, NorWEST stream temperature data and NOAA and University of Washington sea level rise data.
This tool dowloads customized historical climate data as a comma-separated-value (CSV) file. Select the dates, location, and variables to download and arrange how the CSV file is organized. GridMET/METDATA is available for any location in the contiguous USA, and TerraClimate data is available for any location on the terrestrial surfaces of the Earth.