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The Climate Toolbox

Associated Agencies

University of California, Merced, University of Washington Hydro Group, Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC, a NOAA RISA team), USDA Northwest Climate Hub, Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center

The Climate Toolbox is a collection of web tools for visualizing past and projected climate and projected climate and hydrology of the contiguous United States of America.

How to

How to use this site:

  • Select and navigate to one of the many Climate Toolbox tools or data products.


Climate Toolbox: homepage for the Climate Toolbox

Climate Toolbox Tools: list of available climate tools covering the contiguous U.S.

  • Climate Mapper: The tool provides a shared mapping interface for visualizing recent climate and hydroclimatic data as well as seasonal climate forecasts and longer-term climate projections for the U.S. Additionally, several variables are mapped that have more direct application to agricultural and fire management interests. 
  • Seasonal Progression: This tool displays a daily time series graph of  climate and hydrology data over the current year. This provides a method for real-time drought monitoring of both water, temperatures and fire danger.
  • Water Watcher: This tool displays side-by-side maps of different drought metrics all in consistent USDM colors and thresholds along side the USDM maps. 
  • Data Download: This tool allows download of daily historical climate and hydrology data.
  • Climate Tracker: This tool displays annual time series of climate and hydrology data. Included are several drought indices. 

Climate Toolbox Data: list of climate datasets covering the contiguous U.S.