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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.

Artwork of a witch flying in front of a full moon

October 31, 2016

In observance of Halloween, we take a look at typical October climate conditions and Climate Normals for several spookily named places.

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Photo of a jack-o-lantern in snow ©iStock Petrichuk

October 31, 2017

Halloween 1991 was no treat for many residents in Iowa and Minnesota who were buried under several feet of snow and up to 3 inches of ice.

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Tidal Flooding in Charleston, SC

October 19, 2021

Get to know NCEI's six Regional Climate Services Directors.

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Artwork of a witch flying in front of an aurora

October 31, 2017

In late October 2003, the sun unleashed a massive solar storm that affected a variety of technological systems around the world.

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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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