The Midwestern Regional Climate Center is a cooperative program
between the National
Climatic Data Center (NCDC) and the Illinois
State Water Survey in Champaign, Illinois. Our center is a
partner in a national climate service program that includes NCDC,
five other Regional
Climate Centers, and State Climate Offices. The NCDC is part
of the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
The MRCC serves the nine-state Midwest region (Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin).
Our services and research help to better explain climate and its
impacts on the Midwest, provide practical solutions to specific
climate problems, and allow us to develop climate information for
the Midwest on climate-sensitive issues such as agriculture, climate
change, energy, the environment, human health, risk management,
transportation, and water resources.
The MRCC mission has four components:
- Providing high-quality climate data, derived information, and
data summaries for the Midwest.
- Monitoring and assessing regional climate conditions and their
- Preparing specialized historical climate data sets.
- Coordinating and conducting applied research on climate-related
issues and problems.
Some data are available for states outside of the Midwestern
region, but should typically be handled by the appropriate regional