North Carolina Climate Maps

Geospatial environmental data across the state visualized

This map displays the current temperature at weather stations across North Carolina.

This data is from the NC State Climate Office.

This map displays near-real-time weather and hazard reports across the entire United States, specifically focusing on North Carolina. This data is sourced from the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Click a specific area on the map to learn more.

This map displays the Justice40 Tracts in North Carolina, which is a nationwide project to assess and identify disadvantaged communities based on a number of different criteria laid out by Justice40. These criteria include climate change, clean energy and energy efficiency, clean transit, affordable and sustainable housing, reduction and remediation of legacy pollution, critical clean water and waste infrastructure, health burden, and training and workforce development. A census tract is identified as "disadvantaged" if it meets the threshold for one or more environmental/climate indicators and meets the threshold for one or more socioeconomic indicators.

This map displays forest risk across the state of North Carolina provided by NC OneMap, a statewide resource for authoritative maps and data. Identifying and analyzing our state forest health is crucial to preserve and managing this precious environment, while also enabling the strategic investment of state funds in resiliency and recovery efforts.

This map displays available compost facilities across the state as provided by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ). Interacting with the map and clicking on one of the markers displays additional information about the selected facility, including address, facility name, operator, and type of waste accepted.

This map displays potential emergency shelters and evacuation zones in the State of North Carolina, with data sourced from the NC OneMap initiative. Travelers to NC and permanent residents can check their evacuation zone here to learn more about their zone and proper evacuation procedures.

Additional Resources

If you would like to learn more about climate and environmental data in North Carolina, follow any of these links to learn more:

NC One Map: a statewide initiative to collect up-to-date authoritative geospatial data across the state, involving numerous partnerships with local, state, and federal government agencies, the private sector, and academia. This initiative is headed by the NC Geographic Information Coordinating Council (GICC), focusing on data accessibility and sharing among organizations to facilitate greater understanding and problem-solving.

 

NC State County Data: a collection of geospatial data localized to each North Carolina county, providing greater detail and specificity for different kinds of mapmaking and analyses. This library is hosted by North Carolina State University.

 

NC DEQ Data: a geospatial database hosted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, providing access to a multitude of open data sources relating to environmental monitoring, observation data, recovery programs, among other topics.

 

NWS Raleigh: this webpage contains in-depth information on current hazards, conditions, forecasts, and other weather data in North Carolina provided by the National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Raleigh, NC.