Hawaii State Climate Office
The Hawaii State Climate Office (HSCO) was established in 2000, and is located at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the Department of Meteorology. The HSCO provides monthly data summaries of the monthly weather report, precipitation, temperature, heating/cooling degree days, the number of days above 80/90 degrees F, and summaries for the four main cities in Hawaii. Specific historical data can also be requested from the website.
State Climate Offices are an integral component of the National Climate Service Partnership, which also includes NOAA's National Climatic Data Center and six Regional Climate Centers (RCCs). State climate offices recognized by the American Association of State Climatologists (AASC) work closely with one another, and with the regional and national counterparts, to provide climate data and services at the local level. Specifically, AASC recognized state climate offices (or ARSCOs) provide one or more of the following services:
1) Coordinate and collect weather observations for the purpose of climate monitoring; 2) Summarize and disseminate weather and climate information to the user community; 3) Demonstrate to the user community the value of climate information in the decision making process; 4) Perform climate impact assessments and weather event evaluations; 5) Conduct climate research, diagnosis, and projections.
The Hawaii State Climate Office is recognized by the AASC.
Phone: (808) 956-2573
- National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
- University of Hawaii
- American Association of State Climatologists (AASC)