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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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October 22, 2020

According to the October 20 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 39.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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October 14, 2020

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for September 2020 was the highest on record for the month.

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October 7, 2020

During September, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 66.0°F, 1.1°F above the 20th-century average.

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September 23, 2020

The September 2020 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are now available for 11 regions and subregions.

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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.

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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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