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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.

The Ease of Discovering NOAA Data

September 5, 2018

A new Google search expands the availability of NOAA datasets.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for August 28, 2018

August 30, 2018

According to the August 28 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 29.2% of the United States.

What’s a USCRN Station?

August 27, 2018

The U.S. Climate Reference Network’s observing stations are equipped with a standard set of sensors to monitor climate.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for August 21, 2018

August 23, 2018

According to the August 21 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 29.8% of the United States.

Regional Climate Centers: Hubs of Local Expertise

August 23, 2018

Learn about the Regional Climate Centers that support NOAA and expand the understanding of climate and weather across the Nation.

Assessing the Global Climate in July 2018

August 20, 2018

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

Visualizing Weather and Climate Data

August 18, 2018

NCEI’s Weather and Climate Toolkit provides simple visualization and data export of the weather and climate data archived at the Center.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for August 14, 2018

August 16, 2018

According to the August 14 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 30.7% of the United States.

The Data Behind the Data

August 16, 2018

NCEI’s Historical Observing Metadata Repository (HOMR) is an integrated station history database that provides land-based station metadata.

Daily Weather Records

August 15, 2018

NCEI’s Daily Weather Records Data Tool provides a summary of recent temperature, precipitation, and snowfall station records.