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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 October 20, 2020

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.

Humans of NCEI: Mia Infante

October 20, 2020

Get to know Mia Infante, an oceanographer who works with stakeholders to grow awareness, understanding, and use of NCEI’s data.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 13, 2020

October 15, 2020

According to the October 13 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 39.3% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the Global Climate in September 2020

October 14, 2020

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

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 6, 2020

October 8, 2020

According to the October 6 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 37.2% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in September 2020

October 7, 2020

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

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 29, 2020

October 1, 2020

According to the September 29 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 35.8% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 22, 2020

September 24, 2020

According to the September 22 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 33.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

September 2020 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

September 23, 2020

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

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 15, 2020

September 17, 2020

According to the September 15 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 32.8% of the United States including Puerto Rico.