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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.

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Photo of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming
September 20, 2018
According to the September 18 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 26.2% of the United States.
Photo of a lake in Bavaria Germany
September 18, 2018
The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for August 2018 was the fifth highest on record for the month of August.
Photo of a hurricane on beach
September 17, 2018
Before and after a storm, NCEI scientists work hard at better preparing coastal communities for future tropical cyclones and hurricanes.
Photo of the Missouri River in Montana
September 13, 2018
According to the September 11 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 25.8% of the United States.
Photo of a lake in Boise, Idaho
September 6, 2018
According to the September 4 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 29.1% of the United States.
Photo of a sunset in Monument Valley Utah
September 6, 2018
During August 2018, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 73.6°F, 1.5°F above the 20th century average.
Image of digitized blue globe and computer screen from Getty Images.
September 5, 2018

Environmental data available from NCEI expands its reach through a partnership with Google.

Photo of the Valley of Fire in Nevada
August 30, 2018
According to the August 28 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 29.2% of the United States.
Photo of a U.S. Climate Reference Network station
August 27, 2018
The U.S. Climate Reference Network’s observing stations are equipped with a standard set of sensors to monitor climate.
Photo of Snake River Waterfall in Idaho
August 23, 2018
According to the August 21 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 29.8% of the United States.