Climate Organizations

Regional Climate Centers Click for State Climatologist's Office

NOAA Regional Climate Centers
NOAA's Regional Climate Centers (RCCs) are a federal-state cooperative effort. The RCC Program is managed by the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The six centers that comprise the RCC Program are engaged in the timely production and delivery of useful climate data, information and knowledge for decision-makers and other users at the local, state, regional and national levels. To visit a Regional Climate Center, click on the map (above).

American Association of State Climatologists
The AASC is a professional scientific organization comprised of state climatologists (one per state), directors of the six Regional Climate Centers and associate members who are persons interested in the goals and activities of the Association.

To visit a State Climatology Office, click on the map above for that state's office, or go to the AASC website.


NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) maintains the world's largest climate data archive and provides climatological services and data to every sector of the United States economy and to users worldwide. Records in the archive range from paleoclimatic data to centuries-old journals to data less than an hour old.

The Centers' mission is to preserve these data and make them available to the public, business, industry, government, and researchers.

6-10 Day Outlook: Temp Probability

NWS Climate Prediction Center
The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) produces operational predictions of climate variability, real-time monitoring of climate and the required databases, and assessments of the origins of major climate anomalies. Monthly, seasonal, and long-lead (out to 13 months) outlooks can be found here.

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National Drought Mitigation Center
The NDMC monitors drought in the U.S. and provides information on drought and its impacts to state, federal, regional and tribal governments that are involved in drought and water supply planning. The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced at the NDMC.
National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
This is a portal for national drought information, planning, research, impacts, education and climate conditions, including links to state and regional conditions.

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USDA National Water & Climate Center
The NWCC is part of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. The mission of the NWCC is to lead the development and transfer of water and climate information and technology that support natural resource conservation.

graph of El Nino temperatures

NOAA El Niño Theme Page
A very comprehensive site on El Niño and La Niña. In addition to excellent descriptions of these phenomena, this site includes current conditions, forecasts, data, and a lot of nice graphics.

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