About Our Office

Research III
The North Carolina State Climate Office is housed in the Research III Building on NC State University’s Centennial Campus,

North Carolina has a complex climate due in part to its three distinct regions: the Mountains, the Piedmont, and the Coastal Plain. Climate affects many aspects of our daily lives such as agriculture, environment, transportation, tourism, and public health.

The North Carolina State Climate Office was established in 1976, originally at UNC-Chapel Hill, and moved to NC State University in 1980. The mission of our office is to provide climate related services to the state, local, and federal agencies, businesses and the citizens of North Carolina. In 1998, the UNC Board of Governors formally approved it as a Public Service Center.


Our mission


A look at our office’s history and previous directors