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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.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in April 2019

May 8, 2019

During April, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 52.9°F, 1.8°F above the 20th century average.

Meeting the Needs of Data Users

May 7, 2019

NCEI meets with users in a conference designed to further the uses of environmental data in public and private sectors.

NOAA Offers Climate Data for Counties

May 6, 2019

U.S. data, maps, and rankings for temperature and precipitation provide information on the county level.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for April 30, 2019

May 2, 2019

According to the April 30 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to severe drought covers 2.6% of the United States.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for April 23, 2019

April 25, 2019

According to the April 23 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to severe drought covers 2.6% of the United States.

Science Expo: Made in Western North Carolina

April 24, 2019

NCEI returns to the annual science festival to offer educational opportunities for all ages.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for April 16, 2019

April 18, 2019

According to the April 16 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 3.8% of the United States.

Assessing the Global Climate in March 2019

April 18, 2019

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

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for April 9, 2019

April 11, 2019

According to the April 9 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to severe drought covers 4.3% of the United States.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in March 2019

April 9, 2019

During March, the average contiguous U.S. temperature ranked within the middle third of the 125-year record at 0.82°F below average.