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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 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.

NOAA Assists Getting Back to Learning

September 16, 2020

Integrate newly developed resources from NOAA into youth education.

Humans of NCEI: Hernan E. Garcia, PhD

September 15, 2020

Meet oceanographer Hernan Garcia with our newest installment of Humans of NCEI.

Assessing the Global Climate in August 2020

September 14, 2020

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for August 2020 was 1.69°F (0.94°C), the second warmest on record for the month of August.

The Making of a Drought Map

September 11, 2020

Each week, dozens of indicators and hundreds of on-the-ground observers contribute to the creation of the U.S. Drought Monitor.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 8, 2020

September 10, 2020

According to the September 8 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 32.7% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in August 2020

September 9, 2020

During August, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 74.7°F, 2.6°F above the 20th-century average.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 1, 2020

September 3, 2020

According to the September 1 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 33.3% of the United States including Puerto Rico.