These climatology maps are also known as the 1981 2010 normals. Click to launch the full size image and see the text in the selected language.
Each growing zone is 10 f warmer or colder in an average winter than the adjacent zone.
Us climate zones map. Learn about the five major climate zones in the united states with this map based on the köppen classification system. The big island of hawaii is home to 8 out of 10 unique climatic sub zones ranging from monsoon rains to arid desert. View maps for a particular month and year from 1895 to present or climatology maps average values for the indicated month measured from 1981 to 2010.
Using information gathered from 4 775 us weather sites in the early 2000s the u s. It was then divided into three moisture categories designated a b and c. Department of energy s pacific northwest national laboratory created a simplified map separating north america into 8 general climate zones based primarily on temperature.
Seattle has the coldest summers of any american capital city even colder than juneau alaska. The usda hardiness zone map divides north america into 11 separate planting zones. Climatezone maps of united states.
There are 9 climate zones in the contiguous united states and 10 including the tropical climate zone of hawaii. Zone a being humid zone b being dry and zone c marine where the warmest months don t exceed 72 f and winter temperatures range between 27 and 65 f. This resource provides students with the opportunity to visualize a large dataset based on the abstract concept of climate zones while also providing a context for students to transfer their.
Access maps of the contiguous united states showing minimum temperature maximum temperature and precipitation.