Climate Projections for the DVRPC Region

METHODOLOGY: DVRPC hired the consulting firm ICF to use the U.S. Department of Transportation's Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) Climate Data Processing Tool to process readily available downscaled climate data at the local level into relevant statistics for planners. This tool, which was developed by ICF, works with data used by the Downscaled CMIP3 and CMIP5 Climate and Hydrology Projections (DCHP) website. This website houses climate model data from phase 3 (CMIP3) and phase 5 (CMIP5) of the World Climate Research Programme.

Figures for Region and Counties

Click on the geography below to download the following figures specific for that geography:

  • Annual Precipitation in Inches
  • Average Annual Temperature
  • Change in Cooling Degree Days
  • Change in Heating Degree Days
  • Days per Year Above Specified Temperatures
  • Days Per Year Temperature Never Falls Below 70°F
  • Percentage Change In Monthly Rainfall Totals