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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 March 12, 2019

March 14, 2019

According to the March 12 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 6.0% of the United States.

NCEI and NASA DEVELOP Mark Five-Year Anniversary

March 13, 2019

This spring, NASA DEVELOP marks its fifth anniversary working with NCEI.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for March 5, 2019

March 7, 2019

According to the March 5 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 10.4% of the United States.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in February 2019

March 6, 2019

During February, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 32.0°F, 1.8°F below the 20th century average.

A Long View of California’s Climate

March 4, 2019

Using data dating back to the 16th century, a new study looks closely at long-term patterns to understand California’s wildfires.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for February 26, 2019

February 28, 2019

According to the February 26 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 10.7% of the United States.

Assessing the Global Climate in January 2019

February 19, 2019

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for January 2019 was third highest on record for the month of January.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for February 12, 2019

February 14, 2019

According to the February 12 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers about 13.6% of the U.S.

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 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.