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 summarizes several climate variables over a 30-year period for any location in the contiguous US. These summaries for the historical 1981-2010 baseline are provided side-by-side with projected changes derived from an ensemble of downscaled climate scenarios to provide a quick look at climate summaries specific to a chosen location over the 21st century.
This tool provides a graphical summary of seasonal climate forecasts for the next seven months for a selected location.
The source for the data used here is the downscaled NMME data from the University of Idaho. This dataset comes from bias correcting (i.e removing differences between statistics of the model data and that seen in observations) the forecast outputs from 6 models participating in the North American Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) project ;utilizing a quantile mapping method and the historical weather dataset of gridMET/METDATA as training data.
Data from the selected location represents the average climate over a ~2.5-mile by 2.5-mile resolution grid cell.
The mean forecast from six climate models are shown here, with the option to show the individual model projections as well.
Also shown are the average monthly values from 1981-2010.