View Your Utility’s Scenario-Based Climate Projection
This map provides easy to access scenario-based climate change projections drawn from EPA's Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT). Projected scenarios include:
- Annual total precipitation
- Annual average temperature
- Precipitation intensity for the 100-year storm
- Number of days per year with temperatures above 100ºF
- Sea-level rise for coastal locations
Note: These data are one source of available data, which can be used to better understand climate futures.
How do I access climate change projection data?
Zoom in on your location of interest or type a location into the search field to the right of map toolbar.
Each grid cell is 1/2-degree latitude and longitude, approximately 32 x 32 miles for the continental United States. Click within a grid cell to display tables for changes in climate for that grid cell. The first two tables provide changes in annual temperature and precipitation in two time periods (2035 and 2060) for three climate model projections that represent the range of projections:
- Hotter and drier conditions
- Central conditions (representing the middle of the model distribution)
- Warmer and wetter conditions
A third table provides two projections for 100-year storm intensity, in the same two time periods, from low (non-stormy) and high (stormy) changes in storm intensity.
For coastal grid cells, those outlined in blue, a fourth table displays the range of potential sea-level rise by 2060. Note that you may need to correct these values with vertical land movement to estimate total local sea level rise.
In addition to grid cells, climate stations are displayed as blue circles. Clicking on any station provides projected annual numbers of hot days (days over 100ºF) for each model projection (hotter and drier, central, warmer and wetter) for the same two time periods (2035 and 2060). If you are having trouble viewing the stations, try zooming out slightly.
Note:These projections are provided to illustrate the range of potential changes in climate and no single scenario is more likely to occur than any other.
For more information on projection data, click on the "Details" icon in the toolbar below.