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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 September 25, 2018

September 28, 2018

According to the September 25 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 25.1% of the United States.

September 2018 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

September 26, 2018

The September 2018 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are available for 10 regions and subregions of the United States.

Inside NCEI: Meet Associate Scientist Brian Meyer

September 25, 2018

Go inside NCEI to see how Brian Meyer, with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, became a trackline data manager and why his work is so important.

Monitoring and Studying Harmful Algae

September 24, 2018

Understanding harmful algal blooms requires efforts by many organizations and NOAA to monitor and study their occurrence.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 18, 2018

September 20, 2018

According to the September 18 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 26.2% of the United States.

Assessing the Global Climate in August 2018

September 18, 2018

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

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.