NWS Cooperative Station Network
ACIS stands for the Applied Climate Information System. For more information ACIS, please see http://www.rcc-acis.org.
The ThreadEx project is about developing long-term station extremes by using combined station records represent an area. The HPRCC is working with the Northeast Regional Climate Center in developing interfaces to help users access these long-term 'threaded' stations. This project is also in the scope of ACIS.
The CLimate Information for Management and Operational Decisions (CLIMOD) system provides clients with web access to a vast amount of data and information in the ACIS database. Some examples of products available through the CLIMOD system include: daily temperature and precipitation observations, normals and records for several thousand sites around the country and monthly data summaries. Additional derived products, such as growing, heating and cooling degree day accumulations, that are useful for planning and managing climate-sensitive operations, are also available through the CLIMOD system.
The CLIMOD system is geared toward users who need climate data on an ongoing monthly or daily basis. Users who have a one-time or infrequent need for weather or climate data should contact the HPRCC directly.
The Current Climate Summary Maps are run at the High Plains Regional Climate Center. The data is provided through a number of sources, including the NWS COOP Network, AWDN, and various others. Using the ACIS system and GrADS as a mapping solution, the Current Climate Summary Maps are generated on a daily basis. These maps provide decision makers with a view of the current climate situation, and updates are made on a daily basis.
High Plains Climate Atlas
The High Plains Climate Atlas project's goal is to provide more climate data products in real-time. In the past, the High Plains Climate Atlas on the HPRCC website consisted of several common products in Map form, but lacked station-specific information available to the public. Using ACIS as the backbone, the High Plains Climate Atlas will soon allow users access to the most commonly requested climate information within the region in map form and in time-series graphs and charts.