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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.

On This Day: Remembering the Yarnell Hill Wildfire

June 28, 2018

On June 28, 2013, lightning sparked a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona, that cut the lives of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots tragically short.

Search and Discover the Ocean World

June 26, 2018

A collaboration between NCEI and the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research has created opportunities to explore ocean video.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for June 19, 2018

June 21, 2018

According to the June 19 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 22.7% of the United States.

Assessing the Global Climate in May 2018

June 18, 2018

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

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for June 12, 2018

June 14, 2018

According to the June 12 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 23.3% of the United States.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for June 5, 2018

June 7, 2018

According to the June 5 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 22.6% of the United States.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in May 2018

June 6, 2018

During May 2018, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 65.4°F, 5.2°F above the 20th century average.

When Tropical Cyclones Can’t Move On

June 6, 2018

Tropical cyclones are taking substantially longer to move from place to place, increasing local rainfall and flooding impacts.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for May 29, 2018

May 31, 2018

According to the May 29 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 22.1% of the United States.

Advancing the Study of Extreme Events

May 29, 2018

The science of explaining extreme weather events continues to advance.