Skip to main content

News

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 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.

Gulf Stream Demonstrates Long-Term Resilience

October 4, 2019

NOAA scientists study the Gulf Stream and find it demonstrates amazing, long-term resilience.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 1, 2019

October 3, 2019

According to the October 1 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 17.0% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

September 2019 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

October 2, 2019

The September 2019 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are available for several regions and subregions of the United States.

On This Day: 2009 Samoa Islands Tsunami

September 29, 2019

The 2009 Samoa Islands tsunami caused the largest number of American deaths due to a tsunami in the 21st Century.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 24, 2019

September 26, 2019

According to the September 24 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 16.2% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 17, 2019

September 19, 2019

According to the September 17 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 13.7% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

NCEI at Once-in-a-Decade Ocean Meeting

September 17, 2019

NCEI scientists participate at the OceanObs’19 Conference, held each decade to set scientific priorities for ocean observations.