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Regional Climate Centers


Past Weather Data Climate Products and Services for your Region and State

High Plains Regional Climate Center | Midwestern Regional Climate Center

Northeast Regional Climate Center | Southern Regional Climate Center

Southeast Regional Climate Center | Western Regional Climate Center

Regional Climate Centers

Regional Climate Centers (RCCs) are a federal-state cooperative effort. NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) manages the RCC Program. The six centers that comprise the RCC Program are engaged in the production and delivery of climate data, information, and knowledge for decision makers and other users at the local, state, regional, and national levels. The RCCs support NOAA's efforts to provide operational climate services while leveraging improvements in technology and collaborations with partners to expand quality data dissemination capabilities. For more information, please see Partner Regions Map and Program Maps.

Regional Climate Centers support a three-tiered national climate services support program. Partners include: National Weather Service, and State Climate Offices. Read about the RCCs Role in National Climate Service. For a brief overview on Regional Climate Centers see RCC Overview and RCC Program Description.

RCCs help build the nation's climate archive and provide access to essential climate variables through the Applied Climate Information System (ACIS), a part of NCDC's National Virtual Data System (NVDS). Located at major research institutions, RCCs provide monthly regional climate monitoring and engage in applied climate research.

The six RCCs are located at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge; The University of Nebraska in Lincoln; the Illinois State Water Survey in Champaign; and the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada.


Director's presentation January, 2009 Washington, D.C.
Federal Agencies Supported and Overview

Marjorie McGuirk, AASC Annual Meeting, July 2008, Burlington, VT
Reporting on State, Regional, and National Climate Services Collaboration

Dr. Degaetano AMS Summer Meeting, August 2008, Boulder, CO
State and Regional Partners in National Climate Services Serving Society's Needs

Dr. Kelly Redmond AMS Applied Climatology, August 2008, Whistler, Canada
Applied Climatology in a Changing Environment

Dr. Ken Kunkel and Dr. Arthur Degaetano, One-NOAA Science Seminar, October 2008, Silver Spring, MD
Applied Climatology and the Role of NOAA's Regional Climate Centers

Additional Information:

American Association of State Climatologists (AASC)

State Climate Offices Role In National Climate Services

Regional Climate Center Contacts

High Plains Regional Climate Center

Phone: 1-402-472-6709

Midwestern Regional Climate Center

Phone: 1-217-244-8226
Fax: 1-217-244-0220

Northeast Regional Climate Center

Phone: 1-607-255-1751
Fax: 1-607-255-2106

Southeast Regional Climate Center

Phone: 1-919-843-9721

Southern Regional Climate Center

Phone: 1-225-578-5021
Fax: 1-225-578-2912

Western Regional Climate Center

Phone: 1-775-674-7010
Fax: 1-775-674-7001

National Partnership Liaison

Tamara Houston
NOAA's National Climatic Data Center
151 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 1-828-271-4266