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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 5, 2019

November 7, 2019

According to the November 5 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 13.8% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in October 2019

November 6, 2019

Extremes in both temperature and precipitation characterize October across the contiguous U.S.

Automation Improves Access to Data

November 1, 2019

Access to hourly precipitation data speeds up with new improvements to a set of widely used observations.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 29, 2019

October 31, 2019

According to the October 29, 2019 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 15.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 22, 2019

October 25, 2019

According to the October 22 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 18.4% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the Global Climate in September 2019

October 16, 2019

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for September 2019 tied 2015 for the highest on record for the month of September

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 15, 2019

October 15, 2019

According to the October 15 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 18.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 8, 2019

October 10, 2019

According to the October 8 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 17.9% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

New Ocean Regional Climatology Added

October 9, 2019

NCEI has released an important new regional oceanographic climatology for the southwest North Atlantic region.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in September 2019

October 8, 2019

During September, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 68.5°F, 3.7°F above the 20th century average.