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Web sites and data sources of interest from the AASC

Most years I try to attend the annual meeting of the American Association of State Climatologists (AASC). I am a past president and enjoy the chance to catch up with old friends and learn some new things about applied climate. Here are some sources of data and some new web sites I discovered at the meeting this year in June, in no particular order. Something for everyone!

Time series of crop conditions from USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service:   https://www.nass.usda.gov/Charts_and_Maps/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/2018/index.php

PRISM Climate Data from Oregon State University (1895 to present time series and maps of the US by grid):   http://prism.oregonstate.edu/

The National Mesonet Program (lists weather/climate mesonets around the US):   https://nationalmesonet.us/

State Climate Summaries and future climate from the National Climate Assessment:  https://statesummaries.ncics.org/

NCEI Climate at a Glance tool now has county data including maps and time series:   https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/county/

Midwest Regional Climate Center Cli-DAP data access portal: https://mrcc.illinois.edu/data_serv/docs/Cli-DAPRetrievalHandout.pdf

ACIS (Applied Climate Information System): http://www.rcc-acis.org/

CoCoRaHS Condition Monitoring map: https://www.cocorahs.org/Maps/conditionmonitoring/

Tomato and potato late blight reporting site: http://usablight.org/

South Carolina drought page: http://www.scdrought.com/