Midwestern Regional Climate Center Climate Maps Available for Mobile Devices
|Beth Hall, MRCC Director – (217) 265-7610, firstname.lastname@example.org|
Lisa Sheppard - (217) 244-7270, email@example.com
Do you need to know how hot it was yesterday in Iowa, or how cold it was in Wisconsin this morning? Maps of maximum and minimum temperature, precipitation, snowfall, and growing degree days are now available for mobile devices from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC) at the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois.
The MRCC is converting its extensive suite of maps and climate data products to a format suitable for mobile devices. The first of the products available is from the popular Midwest Climate Watch web page (http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu/cliwatch/watch.htm). Maps of temperature, precipitation, snowfall, and growing degree days are available for the nine-state Midwest region for the current day and the previous seven days.
Users can access the mobile web pages by pointing their browser to http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu, and then selecting the “Mobile Maps” button on the home page or going to http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu/m. The list of available products will continue to expand in the coming weeks, so users should check back often to see what has been added.