Tools for Enthusiasts + Media

Anyone with a general interest in climate + weather

Non-technical tools for people interested in climate and weather on a more local and personal level, such as journalists, community members, gardeners, hunters, and gatherers.

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About Climate Data

Explains basic climate terms and shows you how you can use climate data in your work.

fairbanks from the air

Community Climate Charts

Climate histories and projections for communities across Alaska and Canada.

Wind turbine in Toksook Bay, Alaska

Community Wind

Displays recorded hourly wind data 1980-2014 and projected data 1980-2099 for 67 Alaska communities.

running dogs through water on a thawing lake

Environmental Impacts to Access in Interior Alaska

Stories of environmental conditions affecting travel to areas used for subsistence.

wildfire in the forest

Fire Tally

Compare the current year’s daily tally of acres burned to high fire years since daily records began in 2004.

peonies in field

Garden Helper

Explore how growing conditions in your part of Alaska may change as the climate warms.

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Historical Sea Ice Atlas

View maps of sea ice data collected 1850-present from the seas off northern Alaska.

sunrise in alaska

Statewide Temperature Index

See daily average temperatures across Alaska compared to the historical average.

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Weather and Climate Highlights

Daily, multi-day, monthly, and longer time scale events reported by the NOAA National Weather Service and displayed on a map.

fall colors in the boreal forest

Wildfires: Past and Present

See locations and sizes of wildfires in relation to long-term fire history, land cover types, and more.