Climate Central Launches WXshift

Sep 15, 2015

Climate Central launched WXshift, a weather website that combines weather forecasts with local climate trends to help Americans understand how climate change affects them at the local level every day. At the heart of WXshift is a digital, real-time pairing of local weather and climate data, providing custom graphics on local climate trends alongside each day's forecast. From there, the user can see more detailed weather information, or dive deeper into decades of city, state or regional climate data in just a few clicks. The site also features the latest weather and climate news from a team of journalists and short videos from our meteorologists connecting the weather to the larger climate picture.

Behind the scenes, WXshift is a big-data powerhouse, linking together more than 100 years of temperature, rainfall, snowfall, and drought data from more than 2,000 weather stations to provide instantaneous, customized, local climate trend graphics, linked to local weather. The site is ad-free and mobile-responsive, and Climate Central's developers are planning to roll out a second iteration in early 2016 that will include a WXshift app.