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There’s a lot going on at NCEI. Discover more about us and Earth’s climate, oceans, coasts, and geophysics in these featured news stories.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 17, 2019

September 19, 2019

According to the September 17 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 13.7% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

NCEI at Once-in-a-Decade Ocean Meeting

September 17, 2019

NCEI scientists participate at the OceanObs’19 Conference, held each decade to set scientific priorities for ocean observations.

Assessing the Global Climate in August 2019

September 16, 2019

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for August 2019 was the second warmest on record for the month of August.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 10, 2019

September 12, 2019

According to the September 10 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 14.3% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in August 2019

September 6, 2019

For August, the contiguous U.S. average temperature was 73.9°F, 1.8°F above the 20th century average and tied with 1955 as the 13th warmest August on record.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 3, 2019

September 5, 2019

According to the September 3 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 11.3% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for August 27, 2019

August 29, 2019

According to the August 27 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 10.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

A New Understanding of Soil Moisture

August 29, 2019

Scientists develop improved soil moisture metrics from NOAA’s U.S. Climate Reference Network data.

Sunset for Nighttime Lights at NOAA

August 26, 2019

Nighttime lights observations find a new home outside of NOAA.

The Ongoing Study of Global Change

August 23, 2019

Scientific partners contribute to a sustained effort to understand the underlying factors driving global climate change.