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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 April 2020

May 6, 2020

During April, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 50.9°F, 0.2°F below the 20th-century average.

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

April 30, 2020

According to the April 28 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 12.3% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Billion-Dollar Disasters in Seasonal Context

April 28, 2020

A new climatology from NCEI helps place disasters into context based on their seasonal frequency and type.

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

April 23, 2020

According to the April 21 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 12.3% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Extreme Wetness of 2019 Sets Records

April 17, 2020

In 2019, precipitation and flooding reached historic levels in the Missouri River Basin. A new report looks at major events and impacts.

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

April 16, 2020

According to the April 14 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 12.1% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the Global Climate in March 2020

April 13, 2020

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for March 2020 was the second highest on record for the month of March.

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

April 9, 2020

According to the April 7 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 12.4% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in March 2020

April 8, 2020

March wet and warm across CONUS, coldest year-to-date since 2012 for Alaska

Tropical Cyclone Database Updated Twice Weekly

April 7, 2020

NCEI’s global inventory of tropical cyclones provides information in near real time.