Notable Climate Events

MRCC's Weather on your BirthdayWeather On Your Birthday    What was the weather on the day you were born? MRCC has created a tool to find the daily weather report for your birthday.  Enter your birthdate, choose the location, and you will see the daily weather reported for that date and location.

The Great Flood of 1913The Great Flood of 1913, 100 Years Later    "The flood was second only to Noah's."  In late March of 1913 rain fell in such an excess over the Ohio Valley that no river in Ohio and most of Indiana remained in its banks. Bridges, roads, railways, dams, and property were washed away. In its wake, at least 600 lost their lives, a quarter million people were left homeless, and damages were estimated in the hundreds of millions, making it at that time one of the worst natural disasters the United States had witnessed. This commemorative site tells about the communities and how they were affected, the hydrological and meteorological science behind the disaster, as well as flood awareness resources and materials.

Historical Accounts of Notable Weather EventsHistorical Non-Fiction: Notable Weather Events, People, and the Science    
A page listing books that deal with notable weather and climate events that took place in the 1800s and early 1900s. If you know of one that should be on our "Good Reads" list, please email the title and author to us at!

NCDC Storm Events DatabaseNCEI Storm Events Database    The NCEI Storm Events Database contains various types of storm reports. Data are available as a searchable web interface, or download in comma-separated files (CSV) from October 2006 to present, as entered by NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS). The entire Storm Events Database (1950-present) is available as a Microsoft Access database.

NOAA's Global Climate DashboardNOAA's Global Climate Dashboard    Just as the dashboard of a car gives you a quick look at the status of your vehicle, this tool gives you the status of Earth's climate system in a quick look (scroll to the bottom of the page to access the dashboard). The interactive graphs let you explore climate-relevant measurements and the relationships among them for different time periods. The climate-relevant measurements you can explore include global temperature, carbon dioxide, sea level, Arctic sea ice, spring snow cover, ocean heat, sun's energy, glaciers, and annual greenhouse gas index. You can also explore variables related to climate variability (e.g. El Niño/La Niña Index and Arctic Oscillation) and modeled climate projections.