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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.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in January 2020

February 6, 2020

All Lower 48 states average temperatures ranked above to much-above average

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

February 6, 2020

According to the February 4 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 8.9% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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

January 30, 2020

According to the January 28 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 9.2% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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

January 23, 2020

According to the January 21 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 9.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

December 2019 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

January 23, 2020

Quarterly summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are available for several regions and subregions of the United States.

Ocean Heat Content Rises

January 22, 2020

Ocean heat content reaches its highest level in the modern observational record.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for January 14, 2020

January 16, 2020

According to the January 14 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 9.1% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the Global Climate in 2019

January 15, 2020

NOAA, NASA scientists confirm Earth’s long-term warming trend continues

Attending the 2020 AMS Annual Meeting

January 10, 2020

NCEI scientists and staff showcase their work and knowledge at the 2020 annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for January 7, 2020

January 9, 2020

According to the January 7 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 9.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico.