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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 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.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in 2019

January 8, 2020

During 2019, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 52.7°F, 0.7°F above the 20th century average.

Attending the 2020 ESIP Winter Meeting

January 6, 2020

Many NCEI scientists and staff showcase their work and knowledge at the 2020 winter meeting of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP).

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for December 31, 2019

January 2, 2020

According to the December 31 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 9.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico.