Weather and Climate Resources

Weather information

Popular weather products and services


National Weather Service API

National Weather Service’s application programming interface information

Get NWS weather forecasts on your mobile phone

Historic or certified weather data

The National Centers for Environmental Information manages all of the databases for NOAA’s oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data.

Program your NOAA Weather Radio

Aurora forecast from NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center 

National weather maps

This page has over 30 maps showing forecasts, current weather, observed highs and lows, etc.

Great Lakes Coastal Forecasting System

Heat Index Forecast

Heating Degree Days statistics

Hourly weather graph

Hurricanes and NOAA's National Hurricane Center

     Hurricanes, frequently asked questions

Local snowfall possibilities 3 days before a storm

Population under a Watch, Warning or Advisory, updated hourly

Snow coverage, snowpack in the U.S.

Snow Probability/Winter Weather Days 1-3

Winter Weather Outlook Days 4-7

Weather basics: Severe weather 101

Satellite imagery, animation, photos and video

NOAA Environmental Visualization Lab

NOAA GOES Satellite Imagery Viewer

NOAA Photo Library

NOAA Satellite Imagery Archive

NWS Doppler Radar sites/LIVE radar

Aviation weather

Aviation Weather Center

The Aviation Weather Center delivers consistent, timely and accurate weather information for the world airspace system. It is part of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction.

Weather records, weather-related fatalities, damage statistics

Billion Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

This site, updated quarterly, tracks and evaluates climate events in the U.S. that have had great economic and societal impacts.

Fatalities and damages

National high and low temperature

Recent Daily Record reports

This site offers the most recently broken/tied records (past 72 hours) and is continuously updated by local forecast offices.

Potential records to be broken or tied, 7 days

Storm reports updated daily

Includes tornadoes, wind and hail reports

Tornado statistics

This site summarizes information about tornadoes that have occurred since 2000.

U.S. weather records

This site tallies weather records.  It is searchable by date, month, state, etc. Information is updated daily.


Weather outlooks

Weather outlooks are longer-term forecasts, usually from two weeks to three months at a time.


U.S. Drought Outlook

El Nino-Southern Oscillation Discussion/ENSO Outlook

U.S. Hazards Outlook

U.S. Seasonal Outlook

Severe Weather Outlook

River gauge forecasts and levels


Climate data resources


Monthly climate reports

Climate data online

Climate stories, maps and images

National Climate Assessment


Help us build a Weather-Ready Nation

Awareness and preparedness information by season

Become a Storm Spotter or Cooperative Observer

Careers and internships

Student opportunities:

History: 150th Anniversary of the National Weather Service

Owlie: NWS education tools, weather safety and science

Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador program


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National Weather Service Forecast Offices

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information - Climate


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NOAA portal

NOAA Research 

NOAA Satellites

NOAA Communications and online newsroom