FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pat Viets
Easy access to 106 years of climate data
is now available at a new Web site just launched by NOAA.
Sky-blue buttons can quickly give you access to temperature and
precipitation data for the entire USA, including all regions,
the 48 contiguous states and 40 cities. With one click, graphs
and tables provide data for any month or season from
The new Web site can tell you whether a bitterly cold winter is really the coldest ever recorded in U.S. history, or whether it's ever been drier in the Southern Plains, or what the data show about U.S. temperature patterns. The interactive site lets you tailor the questions and create your own maps, graphs and tables.
The site was created by NOAA's
National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., the world's
largest active archive of weather and climate data. The center
has more than 150 years of data on hand. This includes satellite
weather images back to 1960, with 55 gigabytes of new information
added each dayequivalent to 18 million