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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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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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June 12, 2024

All NOAA Crew Captures Second Place in Gulfstreamer Race 2024

All NOAA NCEI crew captures a second place win in the Gulfstreamer Race 2024.

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June 10, 2024

Assessing the U.S. Climate in May 2024

During May, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 62.3°F, 2.1°F above the 20th-century average.

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May 24, 2024

January 15, 2022 Tonga Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami

An explosive eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano in the Kingdom of Tonga on January 15, 2022 triggered deadly and damaging tsunami waves.

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May 23, 2024

U.S. Drought: Weekly Report for May 21, 2024

According to the May 21, 2024 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 10.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico, a decrease from last week’s 11.7%. The worst drought categories (extreme to exceptional drought) decreased from 0.7% last week to 0.6%.

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