In addition to the PRISM datasets available elsewhere on this portal, the PRISM Climate Group has developed a number of data and map products as special projects for outside agencies. This tab provides access to all special products available for public use.
Official USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps: We prepared the most recent version available from USDA (officially released January 2012). The zones are based on PRISM 1976-2005 average extreme annual temperature data and cover all 50 states plus Puerto Rico. Available in several formats. Project sponsored by USDA Agricultural Research Station.
Gallery of State Maps: High-resolution maps of annual precipitation for the period 1981-2010, suitable for printing. Cover each of the 48 contiguous states.
Pacific Islands: Average monthly precipitation, minimum and maximum temperature, relative humidity, and mean dew point temperature for the period 1971-2000 (completed 2006). Covers Hawaii, Kosrae, Manua, Pohnpei, Tutuila, Guam, CNMI, and Palau. Project sponsored by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Virgin Islands: Average monthly precipitation and minimum and maximum temperature for the period 1971-2000 (completed 2005). Project sponsored by the International Institute for Tropical Forestry.
Jamaica: Average monthly precipitation and minimum and maximum temperature for the period 1971-2000 (completed 2007). Project sponsored by the International Institute for Tropical Forestry.