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Climate Division Datasets (nClimDiv)

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

The U.S. Climate Divisional Dataset (nClimDiv) is the only long-term temporally and spatially complete dataset from 1895 to the present for the contiguous United States from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. The dataset provides temperature, precipitation and drought indices, as well as heating and cooling degree days. Coverage is provided for U.S. climate divisions, states, multi-state regions, and the nation. Text output, and static and interactive graphs are available.

How to

How to use this site:

  • Vist the NCEI site and select a dataset
    • Monthly datasets are in text format
  • Link also contains Climate Division shapefiles (download ZIP folders) for the contiguous U.S. and Alaska
  • Visit the “readme” text file for addtional information

Access

Climate Division Datasets: NCEI link to CIRS nClimDiv datasets 

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Map of U.S. climate divisions