Climate Impacts

From changes in cooling degree days to the local effects of El Niño, the Local Climate Analysis Tool helps meteorologists and others understand the connection between global climate and local impacts.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

  • Tampa Bay Water provides safe, potable drinking water to 2.3 million people in the Tampa Bay region.  But future availability of surface water can be hard to predict, and drought is a recurring challenge there.  The water utility managers are increasingly using seasonal climate forecasts to track climate variability, which helps them better plan their water supply and reduce their vulnerability to seasonal climate impacts.