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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.

March 2020 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

March 31, 2020

The March 2020 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are now available for several regions and subregions.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for March 24, 2020

March 26, 2020

According to the March 24 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 9.9% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for March 17, 2020

March 19, 2020

According to the March 17 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 10.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Educational Support Through NOAA

March 18, 2020

Find NOAA-sponsored authoritative educational resources free for the public.

Assessing the Global Climate in February 2020

March 13, 2020

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for February 2020 was the second highest for the month of February in the 141-year record

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for March 10, 2020

March 12, 2020

According to the March 10 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 10.8% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Tropical Cyclones Are Intensifying More Quickly

March 9, 2020

New research shows tropical cyclone intensification rates are increasing, and that the damage from storms disproportionately affects disadvantaged nations.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in February 2020

March 6, 2020

Great Lakes communities pummeled by heavy lake-effect snows during February

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for March 3, 2020

March 5, 2020

According to the March 3 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 9.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Predicting the Future of Arctic Ice

February 28, 2020

A new paper in Climate by researchers at NOAA and its partners concludes that the Arctic may be essentially ice-free by the 2030s.