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February 22, 2024

U.S. Drought: Weekly Report for February 20, 2024

Moderate to exceptional drought covers 16.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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February 21, 2024

The Legacy of Dr. George Washington Carver

Learn about the legacy of Dr. George Washington Carver, one of the prominent Black scientists of the early 20th century.

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February 15, 2024

World Ocean Atlas 2023

The Ocean Climate Laboratory released World Ocean Atlas 2023—Global Climatologies of Temperature, Salinity, Dissolved Oxygen, and Inorganic Nutrients.

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February 14, 2024

Assessing the Global Climate in January 2024

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for January 2024 was the highest on record.

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February 14, 2024

Global Surface Temperature Dataset Updated

The newest version of NOAA’s global surface temperature dataset (NOAAGlobalTemp v6.0.0) has been released.

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February 12, 2024

U.S. Drought: Weekly Report for February 13, 2024

Moderate to exceptional drought covers 16.3% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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February 9, 2024

U.S. Drought: Weekly Report for February 6, 2024

Moderate to exceptional drought covers 17.8% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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February 8, 2024

Assessing the U.S. Climate in January 2024

During January, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 31.8°F, 1.6°F above the 20th-century average.

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February 5, 2024

Take Your Head out of the Clouds to View the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

The total eclipse will be here before you know it. See how viewability and other weather conditions could impact your long-awaited view in April.

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February 2, 2017
Updated February 2, 2024

Groundhog Day Forecasts and Climate History

Every February 2, we anxiously await groundhog Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of spring’s arrival, but how accurate is he?

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