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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 August 18, 2020

August 20, 2020

According to the August 18 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 30.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Humans of NCEI: Pamela Wyatt

August 18, 2020

Get to know space weather scientist Pamela Wyatt of CIRES with our “Humans of NCEI” series.

NOAA Data Management, Front and Center

August 17, 2020

NOAA continually supports efforts to improve its observations and data, and 2020 is no exception.

Assessing the Global Climate in July 2020

August 13, 2020

The July 2020 global land and ocean surface temperature was 1.66°F (0.92°C) above average, tying with 2016 as the second-warmest July on record.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for August 11, 2020

August 13, 2020

According to the August 11 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 28.8% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Reporting on the State of the Climate in 2019

August 12, 2020

We’re announcing the release of the State of the Climate in 2019 report, an annual assessment of Earth’s climate system.

Humans of NCEI: Dr. Laurel Rachmeler

August 7, 2020

Get to know the people behind the data with Data Steward, Dr. Laurel Rachmeler.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in July 2020

August 6, 2020

During July, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 75.7°F, 2.1°F above the 20th-century average.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for August 4, 2020

August 6, 2020

According to the August 4 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 28% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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

July 30, 2020

According to the July 28 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 27.4% of the United States including Puerto Rico.