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Due to scheduled maintenance on Thursday, October 18 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET, there may be a delay in order processing and some Model and Satellite data will be unavailable for access **

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. Through the Center for Weather and Climate and the Center for Coasts, Oceans, and Geophysics, we provide over 25 petabytes of comprehensive atmospheric, coastal, oceanic, and geophysical data.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 16, 2018

According to the October 16 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 20.5% of the United States.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in September 2018

During September 2018, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 67.8°F, 2.9°F above the 20th century average.

Inside NCEI: Meet IT Specialist John Relph

As an IT specialist, John Relph helps ensure that we can acquire, secure, and provide access to our wide range of environmental data.

September 2018 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

The September 2018 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are available for 10 regions and subregions of the United States.
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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.

How to access data


NCEI maintains one of the most significant archives on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. We archive over 26 terabytes of data each month from over 130 observing platforms.

How to archive data