The six regional Climate Centers (RCCs) are a federal-state cooperative effort, producing and delivering climate data, information and knowledge for decision makers and other users at the local, state, regional and national levels. They provide monthly regional climate monitoring and engage in applied climate research.
RCC pages highlight U.S. Drought Monitor data, updated weekly. These include maps; statistics quantifying current drought conditions, with comparisons to last week, three months and one year ago, as well as since the start of the calendar year; time line charts depicting the progression of drought over the past five years; and pie charts showing current proportions of drought status. Data is available in tables, and the information can be downloaded in JSON, XML and image formats.
RCC pages also include listings of upcoming and recent drought-related webinars and events, and contact information to learn more about each RCC.