Climate Outlooks for the Next 3 Months is an online tool that provides temperature and precipitation predictions, based upon current climate models, for the United States. Predictions are presented as a map where predicted variations from temperature and precipitation normals are presented in different colors. All locations on the maps fit into these categories: A = predicted to be above normal; B = predicted to be below normal; E.C. = equal chances of below or above normal; and N = predicted to be normal. This resource was not designed specifically for the classroom. An activity is not provided. However, there is an introduction, a small section about how to use the resource (including example of sectors that use the Climate Outlooks - farmers, fire-fighters, natural resource professionals), and access to the models. Teachers will need to design a task for students in which they are provided with a problem/issue that requires the use of the Climate Outlooks predictions to solve.
Educator and learner
Free access - The right to view and/or download material without financial, registration, or excessive advertising barriers.