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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.

Preparing for the Worst

September 17, 2018

Before and after a storm, NCEI scientists work hard at better preparing coastal communities for future tropical cyclones and hurricanes.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 11, 2018

September 13, 2018

According to the September 11 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 25.8% of the United States.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 4, 2018

September 6, 2018

According to the September 4 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 29.1% of the United States.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in August 2018

September 6, 2018

During August 2018, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 73.6°F, 1.5°F above the 20th century average.

The Ease of Discovering NOAA Data

September 5, 2018

A new Google search expands the availability of NOAA datasets.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for August 28, 2018

August 30, 2018

According to the August 28 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 29.2% of the United States.

What’s a USCRN Station?

August 27, 2018

The U.S. Climate Reference Network’s observing stations are equipped with a standard set of sensors to monitor climate.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for August 21, 2018

August 23, 2018

According to the August 21 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 29.8% of the United States.

Regional Climate Centers: Hubs of Local Expertise

August 23, 2018

Learn about the Regional Climate Centers that support NOAA and expand the understanding of climate and weather across the Nation.

Assessing the Global Climate in July 2018

August 20, 2018

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for July 2018 was the fourth highest on record for the month of July.