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Communicating with national and local climate information users:

The objective is to facilitate the use of climate information and services for socio-economic decision-making. CSD supports NWS Field Staff outreach to the public by providing training through the Professional Development Series in Climate Services Program (Live link to Professional Competency Unit 5) and also by providing fact sheets on Climate topics and NWS Climate Products and Services:

Weather & Climate Climate Variability vs Climate Change
Climate Outlooks Climate Basics...Climate Really Can Be Elementary!
Drought Factsheet What is El Nino and La Nina?
What is the Local 3-month Temperature Outlook (L3MTO) NOAA’s Online Weather Data (NOWData) Factsheet
ASOS & Climate Observations National Climate Assessment Information Note
"Assessing the past, predicting the future and delivering a local perspective on global climate today."

Our Vision
An engaged, responsive NWS that delivers state-of-the-art, timely, and reliable climate information and decision support services to help the Nation address environmental impacts.
Our Mission
To ensure NWS has the capacity to develop and deliver reliable climate services integrated with weather and water information through user engagement, policy development, data stewardship, incorporation of research into operations, training, education, and outreach in collaboration with partners.

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