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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 November 6, 2018

November 8, 2018

According to the November 6 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 18.1% of the United States.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in October 2018

November 7, 2018

During October 2018, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 53.8°F, 0.3°F below the 20th century average.

Going Batty for Ancient Climate Data

November 2, 2018

NCEI just archived its first paleoclimate dataset that reconstructs ancient climate conditions using bat guano.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 30, 2018

November 1, 2018

According to the October 30 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 18.8% of the United States.

NOAA Updates Global Temperature Dataset

October 30, 2018

NCEI releases a new version of the widely used global land temperature dataset known as the Global Historical Climatology Network–Monthly.

Precipitation Record Helps Forecasting

October 29, 2018

A new Climate Data Record brings improvements to precipitation and hydrological observations and forecasting.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 23, 2018

October 25, 2018

According to the October 23 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 20.4% of the United States.

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

October 18, 2018

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

Sounds of a Solar Storm

October 18, 2018

A new citizen science study identifies sounds of solar storms in audio of NOAA satellite data, an approach that could advance discovery.

Assessing the Global Climate in September 2018

October 17, 2018

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for September 2018 was fourth highest on record for the month of September.