By visiting the NOAA National Weather Service's national climate Web portal, users can click a desired location on a national map and be taken directly to the local climate page of the appropriate NOAA National Weather Service forecast office. Then, by clicking on the NOWData tab, users can access a wide range of climate products for nearly 3,900 locations. Daily past weather is available for the last two years with climate averages for the standard 30-year period of 1971-2000 and extremes for as long as a station has been taking observations. "NOWData enhances access to recent past weather information, which is often the focus of questions the National Weather Service receives from the public," said Dennis McCarthy, director of the NOAA Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services. NOWData stems from the collaboration between the NOAA Office of Climate, Water, & Weather Services, part of the NOAA National Weather Service, which provides weather and water services to the United States, American Samoa, Guam and Puerto Rico; the NOAA National Climatic Data Center, the official archives of U.S.