NOAA: “Climate stripes” Graphics Show U.S. Trends by State and County

Published 3 July 2019 at

At you can access a new, visually striking collection of “climate stripes” graphics depicting U.S. climate conditions each year from 1895–2018 compared to the 20th-century average.

A location’s yearly temperature and precipitation conditions since 1895 are shown as a simple row of colored stripes without dates or numbers. For the yearly temperature stripes, red colors mean warmer than average, and blues mean cooler than average. For the yearly precipitation stripes, green colors mean wetter than average, and browns mean drier than average. Locations are available by state and county. You can find data for all U.S. states except Hawaii.

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