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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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July 12, 2024

Assessing the Global Climate in June 2024

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

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July 11, 2024

U.S. Drought: Weekly Report for July 9, 2024

Moderate to exceptional drought covers 16.4% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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July 9, 2024

Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2024

During June, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 71.8°F, 3.4°F above the 20th-century average.

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July 3, 2024

U.S. Drought: Weekly Report for July 2, 2024

Moderate to exceptional drought covers 15.8% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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June 28, 2024

June 2024 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

The June 2024 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are now available for 13 regions and subregions.

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June 27, 2024

U.S. Drought: Weekly Report for June 25, 2024

Moderate to exceptional drought covers 13.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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June 20, 2024

U.S. Drought: Weekly Report for June 18, 2024

According to the June 18, 2024 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 10.1% of the United States including Puerto Rico, an increase from last week’s 9.8%. The worst drought categories (extreme to exceptional drought) stayed about the same as last week’s 0.6%.

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June 18, 2024

Records, Riots, and Rights

High-temperature records from the start of the Stonewall Uprising in defense of LGBTQ+ rights during June 28–July 3, 1969 still stand in New York City.

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June 14, 2024

NCEI’s Ionosonde Data Program Coming to an End

NCEI recently announced the end of its ionosonde data program.

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June 13, 2024

Assessing the Global Climate in May 2024

Temperatures were above average over much of the globe, while western North America, southern South America, and western Russia were cooler than average.

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