Products & Services

The Florida Climate Center provides access to a variety of climate data products and services for Florida's citizens, visitors, and researchers:

Data

Temperature, precipitation, and more for select cities across the state as well as state averages.

Outlooks

Seasonal climate outlooks and climate phase (El Niño/La Niña) forecasts.

Summaries

Monthly climate summaries for Florida, and monthly and seasonal summaries for the Southeast U.S.A.

Newsletter

The Florida Climate Center publishes a monthly email newsletter. To receive the newsletter, please click the link below:

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Events

A list of upcoming special events Climate Center staff will be attending and providing information at.

Florida CoCoRaHS

Join the Florida Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network today! We have over 450 active observers and are looking for more volunteers.

Special Reports

Extended reports and summaries about climate events, trends, and anomalies that affect Florida.

Custom Requests

Please feel free to contact us for additional data or information.

Custom Requests

If you are unable to find the climate information you want on our website or at SERCC or NCDC, please submit a custom request using the procedure below.

Submit your request by:

  • Phone: (850) 644-3417 or (850) 644-0719
  • Fax: (850) 644-4841
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mail:
    Florida Climate Center/COAPS
    2000 Levy Avenue -- Building A, Room 241
    Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2741
 

Please include with your request:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Address
  • Phone number (in case of questions)
  • Email address
  • Data Requested (include stations, time periods, variables needed, hourly, daily, or monthly)
  • Purpose (why you need the data)
  • How you want the data delivered (mail, fax, ftp, etc)

Florida CoCoRaHS

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What is CoCoRaHS?

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is a grassroots, non-profit, community-based, high density precipitation network made up of volunteers from all backgrounds and ages who take daily measurements of 'just precipitation' right in their own backyards. Given the variable pattern of rainfall over Florida, it's important to understand just how much rain fell in an area. How many times have you heard the rainfall report from an official gauge and thought to yourself: That's not what I got?

This is your chance to help. By providing your daily precipitation data, you truly help many in Florida in one way or another - whether it's agricultural specialists, National Weather Service meteorologists, forestry officials, water management employees or emergency management personnel.

So, you want to become an observer?

It's easy to sign-up to become an observer through http://www.cocorahs.org/Application.aspx. Once you sign up, someone will contact you with all the information (station name, station number and login support) you need to get your station up and running.

You'll need a few 'tools of the trade' in order to be a successful observer:

  • The desire and commitment to help study and learn about precipitation and storms
  • A 4-inch rain gauge and your own unique station number and name
  • Training
  • Internet access

Need a rain gauge?

You can purchase an official CoCoRaHS rain gauge for $29.95 from the following suppliers:

Before you start, you need to be trained.

In order to properly set up your rain gauge and to learn how to accurately read your rain gauge (yes, there is a wrong way to do it!), you'll need some training. You can read through the training seminar online at http://www.cocorahs.org/Media/Training/Training_General.html. We hope to have in-person training seminars in the future!

To learn more about CoCoRaHS in Florida...

Check out the Florida CoCoRaHS website or contact the State Coordinator:

Daniel Brouillette
Florida Climate Center/COAPS
2000 Levy Avenue - Building A, Room 241
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2741
850-644-0719
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or

Ivetta Abramyan
Department of Science and Mathematics
Florida State College at Jacksonville - South Campus - C111
11901 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32246
904-646-2121
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