The Midwestern Regional Climate Center is a cooperative program between the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Our center is a partner in a national climate service program that includes NCEI, five other Regional Climate Centers, and State Climate Offices. The NCEI is part of the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The MRCC serves the nine-state Midwest region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin). Our services and research help to better explain climate and its impacts on the Midwest, provide practical solutions to specific climate problems, and allow us to develop climate information for the Midwest on climate-sensitive issues such as agriculture, climate change, energy, the environment, human health, risk management, transportation, and water resources.

The MRCC mission has four components:


Our National partners include:

NOAA logo National Weather Service Landscape Conservation Cooperatives US Dept. of Agriculture
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
National Ocean Service (NOS)
National Weather Service (NWS, weather.gov) Landscape Conservation Cooperatives U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
USDA Regional Climate Hubs
US Army Corps of Engineers US Fish and Wildlife Service The Nature Conservancy American Association of State Climatologists US Geological Survey
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) The Nature Conservancy American Association of State Climatologists (AASC) U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

For a full listing of our partner organizations, please visit our Partners page.


The MRCC does not maintain, endorse, or make any claims about external websites linked to by the MRCC. If you are having issues with an external website, please contact that site's administrator or other contact. If the link on a MRCC page does not work, please let us know via the Contact Us page.