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Heavy Rain Threat Along Central Gulf Coast and in the Pacific Northwest

Locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding remains likely along the central Gulf Coast into the weekend from southeast Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. A strong cold front will bring heavy rain and some high elevation snow with the arrival of cooler temperatures to the Northwest through the weekend. Widespread elevated fire threat possible from the Great Basin into the northern/central Plains. Read More >

How to Obtain Official Climate Data


The National Climatic Data Center and the Midwestern Regional Climate Center fill various requests for climate data. These centers are responsible for monitoring and maintaining a large number of data sets for the National Weather Service and other organizations. Weather Service Forecasts Offices are responsible for archiving weather conditions for the past 30 days and then transmitting that information to the climate centers where the official archives are maintained.


National Climatic Data Center (NCDC):

The following links will take you to the NCDC web site
What is NCDC?
How to contact NCDC


Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC):

MRCC is a cooperative program of the National Climatic Data Center and the Illinois State Water Survey in Champaign IL. Climate data is maintained for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

For more information call (217) 244-8226 or write:

Midwestern Regional Climate Center
2204 Griffith Drive
Champaign, IL 61820