Climate Trends & Tools

NC Climate Division Map

Statewide Climate Data (NCEI)

Retrieve temperature, precipitation and drought indices data for North Carolina and its climate divisions from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Temperatures above 90F in KRDU

Climate Thresholds

Tool that provides historical threshold statistics for temperature, precipitation, wind speed, and more

Wind Rose

Wind Rose

Shows how the wind speed and wind direction is distributed for a particular location over a given period of time

Event Climatology


Holiday Climatology

Climatology of temperature and precipitation for the Southeast on various holidays throughout the year

Heat Index Chart

Heat Index Climatology

Climatology of heat index values for cities with 30+ years of temperature and relative humidity observations

Groundhog Day 2021
Sir Walter Wally. From NC Natural Sciences Musuem

Groundhog Day

Information on Groundhog Day, including statistics for Sir Walter Wally

Image: Sir Walter Wally, From NC Natural Sciences Museum

Current Climate Conditions

Climate Patterns

Current sea surface temperatures in Pacific Ocean
Sea Surface Temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center

Historical, current and forecast conditions for ENSO, AO/NAO and PNA

Drought Conditions

Current Drought Conditions
Latest Drought Monitor image for North Carolina, from the US Drought Monitor

Current and forecasted drought conditions