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The Office of Water Prediction (OWP) is a geographically distributed organization which includes elements in Maryland, Minnesota and Alabama. The OWP is designed to support a consistent and unified hydrologic program while maximizing efficient use of resources helping to ensure the NWS excels as a science-based service organization.
The Local Climate Analysis Tool (LCAT) provides access to climate data and methods for local climate studies to increase user expertise in climate trends in the context of global climate change, answer user inquiries and link climate to weather and water information.