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NOAA Data Access Tools (Clearinghouse)


This GIS-based map interface provides access to US and global climate/weather data. The user selects the type of data required, and then uses a GIS interface to view the available stations, and select the stations of interest.
This tool also provides over 2000 climate maps of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. These full color maps for climatic elements such as temperature, precipitation, snow, wind, pressure, etc., portray the climate of the U.S. The period of record of the data for most of the maps is 1961-1990. Most of the maps can be ordered in a high resolution Adobe PDF format, or as ESRI Shape Files.
In addition to the map interface and climate maps, this tool also provides access to information about the following:
• Global surface data;
• Extreme weather and climate events;
• Charts and graphs;
• National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Charts;
• Climate maps of the US;
• Climate Reference Network; and
• Climate normals.

Primary Toolkit:

Climate Change Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Climate, Data


Institutional Author:

National Climatic Data Center





Five most recent user comments

.5 Stars of 5 - Not Useful
By Linda Tindall

4 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
toolkit rating
By Mona Mena
For public health departments that are interested in using weather maps in their climate change planning and have staff with GIS skills or can partner with others that do, this tool would be useful.

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