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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 November 26, 2019

November 27, 2019

According to the November 26 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 12.0% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

NCEI Initiates New Data Volume Reporting Method

November 25, 2019

To ensure appropriate planning for and reporting of its archiving systems, NCEI recently changed the way it calculates archive data volumes.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for November 19, 2019

November 21, 2019

According to the November 19 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 12.2% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the Global Climate in October 2019

November 18, 2019

Second warmest October on record for the globe

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for November 12, 2019

November 14, 2019

According to the November 12 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 12.9% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for November 5, 2019

November 7, 2019

According to the November 5 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 13.8% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in October 2019

November 6, 2019

Extremes in both temperature and precipitation characterize October across the contiguous U.S.

Automation Improves Access to Data

November 1, 2019

Access to hourly precipitation data speeds up with new improvements to a set of widely used observations.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 29, 2019

October 31, 2019

According to the October 29, 2019 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 15.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 22, 2019

October 25, 2019

According to the October 22 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 18.4% of the United States including Puerto Rico.