ASHEVILLE — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is promoting a resource that ranks climate patterns across the United States.
The website, the U.S. Climatological Rankings, is a database that organizes high and low temperatures and the amount of precipitation that fell on various days in different regions of the country. The data is compiled by the National Center for Environmental Information in Asheville. The website states that rankings are “based on how the temperature or precipitation value compares with other values throughout the entire record when sorted from lowest to highest value.”
The tool is useful for people who are looking to find out how the weather of states or regions over a period of time rank in history. The data dates back to January 1895.