Skip to main content

News

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 February 5, 2019

February 7, 2019

According to the February 5 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 13.6% of the United States.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in 2018

February 6, 2019

According to the U.S. Climate Report, 2018 became the 22nd consecutive warmer-than-average year and was the 14th warmest on record.

Assessing the Global Climate in 2018

February 6, 2019

The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2018 was 1.42°F (0.79°C) above the 20th century average.

World Magnetic Model Out-of-Cycle Release

February 4, 2019

Due to changes in Earth’s magnetic field, NCEI has released an out-of-cycle World Magnetic Model to ensure safe navigation.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for January 29, 2019

January 31, 2019

According to the January 29 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 14.3% of the United States.

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

December 20, 2018

According to the December 18 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 19.4% of the U.S.

Assessing the Global Climate in November 2018

December 18, 2018

The November global average temperature across land and ocean surfaces tied with 2004 and 2016 as the fifth highest on record for November.

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

December 13, 2018

According to the December 11 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 19.3% of the total U.S.

NOAA Expands Public Access to Big Data

December 10, 2018

A NOAA collaboration with Amazon Web Services expands public access to big datasets.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in November 2018

December 7, 2018

During November, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 40.1°F, 1.6°F below the 20th century average.