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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.

Precipitation Record Helps Forecasting

October 29, 2018

A new Climate Data Record brings improvements to precipitation and hydrological observations and forecasting.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 23, 2018

October 25, 2018

According to the October 23 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 20.4% of the United States.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 16, 2018

October 18, 2018

According to the October 16 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 20.5% of the United States.

Sounds of a Solar Storm

October 18, 2018

A new citizen science study identifies sounds of solar storms in audio of NOAA satellite data, an approach that could advance discovery.

Assessing the Global Climate in September 2018

October 17, 2018

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

Data in Action: From Petabytes to Practical Uses

October 16, 2018

Find out how NCEI’s treasure trove of data support innovation, enterprise, and decision-making.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 9, 2018

October 11, 2018

According to the October 9 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 22.3% of the United States.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in September 2018

October 9, 2018

During September 2018, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 67.8°F, 2.9°F above the 20th century average.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 2, 2018

October 4, 2018

According to the October 2 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 24.6% of the United States.

Inside NCEI: Meet IT Specialist John Relph

October 2, 2018

As an IT specialist, John Relph helps ensure that we can acquire, secure, and provide access to our wide range of environmental data.