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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 6, 2019

August 8, 2019

According to the August 6 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 5.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in July 2019

August 7, 2019

During July, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 74.6°F, 1.0°F above the 20th century average.

Accounting for Natural Variability in Our Changing Climate

August 5, 2019

An alternative method has been developed for U.S. averages of temperature and precipitation that accounts for climate variability and change.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 30, 2019

August 1, 2019

According to the July 30 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 6.9% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 23, 2019

July 25, 2019

According to the July 23 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 6.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 16, 2019

July 18, 2019

According to the July 16 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 6.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the Global Climate in June 2019

July 18, 2019

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for June 2019 was highest on record for the month of June.

Attending the Summer ESIP Meeting

July 15, 2019

NCEI scientists will be helping advance environmental data stewardship at the 2019 Summer Meeting of the Earth Science Information Partners.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 9, 2019

July 11, 2019

According to the July 9 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 3.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2019

July 9, 2019

The contiguous U.S. has surpassed its wettest 12-month period on record for the third time in 2019.