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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 May 19, 2020

May 21, 2020

According to the May 19 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 15.8% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Link Between Earth’s Heat and Hurricane Strength Grows

May 19, 2020

New research further substantiates the connection between warming trends on Earth and hurricane intensity.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for May 12, 2020

May 14, 2020

According to the May 12 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 14.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the Global Climate in April 2020

May 13, 2020

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for April 2020 was the second highest on record for the month of April.

Hurricanes Take Heavy Toll on Mental Health of Survivors

May 8, 2020

Tropical cyclones can affect the mental health of survivors, according to two articles coauthored by Jim Kossin.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for May 5, 2020

May 7, 2020

According to the May 5 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 13.4% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in April 2020

May 6, 2020

During April, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 50.9°F, 0.2°F below the 20th-century average.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for April 28, 2020

April 30, 2020

According to the April 28 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 12.3% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Billion-Dollar Disasters in Seasonal Context

April 28, 2020

A new climatology from NCEI helps place disasters into context based on their seasonal frequency and type.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for April 21, 2020

April 23, 2020

According to the April 21 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 12.3% of the United States including Puerto Rico.