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Climate.gov is a portal offered by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It aims to provide timnely and authoritative data and information about the earth's climate, to promote public understanding of the importance of climate to our health, security, and economic well-being.

Interactive Climate Pages


This fully interactive site, operated by NOAA's Earth Systems Research Laboratory, allows users to construct plots and maps describing all kinds of climate features for many different cities.

Point-and-click options are available for slow Internet connections as well as broadband, and there are other ways to obtain the data as well, by filling out online forms giving the requested parameters. The types of data available include temperature and p ...

National Climatic Data Center


The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) archives weather information for local areas across the country, and provides education and reference materials. Sections of particular interest are: Climate Data Online: primary portal for searching, mapping, and downloading data for particular locations Climate at a Glance: portal for displaying climate monitoring data for the US and the world Extreme Weather and Climate Events: information on hurricanes, tornadoes, temperature extremes, floods, d ...

National Weather Service


The National Weather Service (NWS) website, which is part of NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) is responsible for weather predictions and warnings. But they also offer a great deal of detailed information on past as well as current weather conditions.

Their maps can show you everything from temperature, cloud cover, wind speed and flooding conditions to air quality and current advisories and warnings. Current information of interest includes:

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This interactive tool from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides a wealth of current data using a variety of meteorological and oceanographic measures. Real-time data as well as forecasts are available for all areas of the U.S. coasts.

The site's "Info Depot" includes some pre-defined map views, as well as help in generating custom maps and finding specific data.


The WindandSea Internet Guide is a listing of reviewed and annotated links dealing with weather, climate, and oceans — any subjects covered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), whose librarians developed this checklist. They have an extensive collection of links to information on