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National Centers for Environmental Information

NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) hosts and provides public access to one of the most significant archives for environmental data on Earth. We provide over 37 petabytes of comprehensive atmospheric, coastal, oceanic, and geophysical data.

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May 13, 2021

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for April 2021 was ninth highest on record for the month of April.

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May 13, 2021

According to the May 11 U.S. Drought Monitor, the U.S. drought footprint now stands at 38.6%.

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May 7, 2021

During April, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 51.9°F, 0.9°F above the 20th-century average.

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May 4, 2021

New U.S. Climate Normals from NOAA encompass temperature and precipitation averages for the last three decades, 1991–2020.

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NCEI maintains one of the most significant archives on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. We archive over 229 terabytes of data each month from over 130 observing platforms.

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NCEI provides access to an extensive archive of environmental data through several platforms. We deliver the climate, coastal, oceanographic, and geophysical data you need in a variety of formats.

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