Maps & Data

Data Snapshots (Images)

Browse a range of easy-to-understand climate maps in a single interface.

Climate Data Mapper (Interactive)

Visualize climate data via an interactive web map.

Climate Data Primer

Find out about measuring, modeling, and predicting climate and ways to find and use climate data.

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Thumbnail image for Tools & Interactives - Event Tracker

Browse stories about the ‘climate behind the weather’ in this interactive map of current events found in our News and Features department.

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Thumbnail image for Tools & Interactives - CO-OPS Sea Level Trends Tool

Long-term sea level change trends at 100+ U.S. locations. Blue, upward arrows show where local sea level is rising. Brown, downward arrows show where local sea level is falling.

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Thumbnail image for Tools & Interactives - Latest Snow of the Season on Record

This interactive map shows the latest day for which snow greater than 0.1 inches was recorded for thousands of U.S. weather stations during their period of operation (up through April 11 of 2018).

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Thumbnail image for Tools & Interactives - Drought.gov's Drought Impacts by State

Interactive table and map showing state- and county-specific drought impacts ranked by U.S. Drought Monitor categories, including impacts to industry, natural resources, and human health.

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Thumbnail image for Tools & Interactives - Climate and Skiing

Compare projected changes in downhill ski season length by 2050 if we follow a moderate versus a high pathway of carbon emissions.

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Thumbnail image for Tools & Interactives - Coldest and warmest first day of spring

To highlight spring’s extremes, here are maps of the warmest and coolest first day of spring (March 19) recorded at thousands of U.S. weather stations during each station’s history.

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Thumbnail image for Tools & Interactives - Planting zones shifts, 1971-2000 and 1981-2010

Interactive map showing the average annual coldest winter temperatures across the contiguous U.S. divided into 10-degree "planting zone" bins for 1971-2000, 1981-2010, and the shift between the two.

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Thumbnail image for Tools & Interactives - Rain of the Fourth of July

What are the chances of rain on the Fourth of July? This map shows the historic probability of there being of at least 0.1 inch of rain on the July 4 based on the latest U.S. Climate Normals from NOAA NCEI.

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Thumbnail image for Tools & Interactives - Urban Heat Island Maps of DC and Baltimore

Heat maps and matching satellite images presented with a slider, so that readers can get a sense of how and why each city experiences such a wide range of temperatures on a hot summer day.

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Thumbnail image for Tools & Interactives - "Climate Stripes" by U.S. State and County

This Storymap provides access to a collection of "stripes" graphics, in which a location's yearly temperature and precipitation conditions since 1895 are shown as a simple row of colored stripes without dates or numbers.

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Thumbnail image for Tools & Interactives - Coldest and warmest first day of summer

Grab and drag the slider to compare the warmest and coldest first days of summer recorded at thousands of U.S. locations.

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Thumbnail image for Tools & Interactives - Wildflower superbloom in California 2017

Compare the Anza-Borrego Desert basin before and after abundant winter rains. The park is all bare ground in early fall, but following the rains, green coats the canyon floors and the surrounding hillsides.

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Global Climate Dashboard

Tracking climate change and natural variability over time