Cooperative Institute for
Meteorological Satellite Studies

Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region

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  • Great Lakes Climate
  • Great Lakes Climate WebApp

    Explore this powerful new WebApp to explore trends in average annual temperatures for several cities across the Great Lakes Region. You can view the average annual temperature for different decades, compare between decades, or click on a specific site for a pop-up graph and interactive slider.       

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  • OVERVIEW: Changing Weather & Climate in the Great Lakes Region

    This 9-minute video features CIMSS Director Steve Ackerman employing NOAA weather data and findings from the 2014 National Climate Assessment (NCA) and the 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to provide an overview on global climate change and recently observed changes in Great Lakes weather and climate.


Winter Interactive
Snowfall & Community Safety

Explore the complexities when communities incorporate climate data into budget considerations around future snow removal and community safety.  

Spring Interactive
Great Lakes Climate Data

Learn how to access climate data for communities within the Great Lakes Region and any location in the U.S. with a land-based observation site.  


Summer Interactive
Personal & Planetary Health

See how two friends explore connections between personal diet and planetary health before committing to lightening their carbon footprint.    


Autumn Interactive
Secret Lives of Knives, Spoons & Forks

Learn more about the carbon footprint of the utensils we use.

INSIGHTS FROM EXPERTS - Short video clips on seasonal topics

Louis Uccellini

Louis Uccellini
Weather Safety


Tracey Holloway
Air Quality


Marshall Shepherd
Urban Heat Islands


Cathy Middlecamp
Food Sustainability

STORMS IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION presented by Jonathan Martin

Winter Extreme

Summer Severe

Gales The Gales
of November

Learn even more more about weather and climate from The Weather Guys!

MOOCs These activities and videos were developed for Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region
a Massive Open On-line Course (MOOC) offered in 2015.