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World Climate Service Long-Lead Forecasting Tools

The Technology

The World Climate Service provides meteorologists and other climate-sensitive professionals with critical long-range forecast information to support climate risk-related decision making.

Their online long-range forecast portal combines both dynamic and statistical prediction capabilities to provide accurate insight into future climate events and risks.

While weather forecasts have improved in recent decades, the requirements for processing large data sets have become more complex and demanding.

Recent scientific advances in climate change modeling and statistical techniques, however, have enabled regular, long-lead forecasts for use by government and commercial entities.

Founded in 2009, the World Climate Service is positioned to be a leader in the developments and growth of long-range weather and climate forecasting.

A World Climate Service map showing historical temperature anomalies across the United States
A World Climate Service map showing historical temperature anomalies across the United States


  • Comprehensive: Understand key seasonal climate drivers and risks
  • Efficient: Save time preparing your forecast
  • Accurate: Make timely and confident forecast decisions
  • Easy to use: Web interface simplifies use and aids in communication of climate risks


  • Monitor subseasonal, monthly, and seasonal climate timeframes
  • Explore back to 1950
  • Create custom user model scenarios


Company Contact

This technology is commercially available for purchase. For additional information please contact the World Climate Service team at

Note: Any reference obtained from this website to a specific company, product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by NOAA.

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