An Interesting View of Climate Change

I found this nifty little climate website today.  Someone has taken NCDC climate data and turned it into easy to read graphics.  It displays overall changes in temperature and precipitation for each month since 1895. You can also see yearly and seasonal changes.

 You can change the time period and data (temp & precip) including month and seasons. 
 
It’s especially entertaining when you click a link on the right side of the page, it goes to the THE DAYS ARE NUMBERED blog.  Or at least that’s what showed up on my view of it.   But I came to the site just to see the maps.  Interesting to note that summers in the past 100 years have been warming in the West, but slightly cooler in the southeast USA.
 
Don’t miss out on my favorite part…the graph view.  Click on any climate zone (such as the Willamette Valley) and you can quickly see trends in temp and precip as a chart/graph pops up.  For example, there is no significant trend in summer temps since 1970 here in the Valley, but a little warming in the past 100+ years.
 
Enjoy perusing the data.
 
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

3 Responses to An Interesting View of Climate Change

  1. *BoringOregon* says:

    Looks like winds might pick up by that fire up in wa state tonight 15 20mph not good :(.

  2. oldwxwatcher says:

    Look at the precip trend for NE South Dakota. Up 45% since 1970? Hmmmm.

  3. W7ENK says:

    Interesting, indeed.

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