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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 March 10, 2020

March 12, 2020

According to the March 10 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 10.8% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Tropical Cyclones Are Intensifying More Quickly

March 9, 2020

New research shows tropical cyclone intensification rates are increasing, and that the damage from storms disproportionately affects disadvantaged nations.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in February 2020

March 6, 2020

Great Lakes communities pummeled by heavy lake-effect snows during February

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for March 3, 2020

March 5, 2020

According to the March 3 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 9.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Predicting the Future of Arctic Ice

February 28, 2020

A new paper in Climate by researchers at NOAA and its partners concludes that the Arctic may be essentially ice-free by the 2030s.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for February 25, 2020

February 27, 2020

According to the February 25 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 8.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for February 18, 2020

February 20, 2020

According to the February 18 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 8.0% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

More Near-Record Warm Years Are Likely On Horizon

February 14, 2020

Climate scientists see the potential for future years to land among the ten hottest, based on a refined method to calculate yearly global rankings.

Attending the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting

February 14, 2020

NCEI scientists are highlighting some of our latest coastal and ocean research, products, and services at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting.

Assessing the Global Climate in January 2020

February 13, 2020

Below-average sea ice extent at both poles