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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 November 27, 2018

November 29, 2018

According to the November 27 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 19.5% of the United States.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for November 20, 2018

November 21, 2018

According to the November 20 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 19.1% of the U.S.

Assessing the Global Climate in October 2018

November 20, 2018

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

NCEI’s Cooperative Institutes: Partners in Science

November 20, 2018

The hard work of science is rarely done alone. NOAA partners with academic and nonprofit institutions to support NOAA’s mission and goals.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for November 6, 2018

November 8, 2018

According to the November 6 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 18.1% of the United States.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in October 2018

November 7, 2018

During October 2018, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 53.8°F, 0.3°F below the 20th century average.

Going Batty for Ancient Climate Data

November 2, 2018

NCEI just archived its first paleoclimate dataset that reconstructs ancient climate conditions using bat guano.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 30, 2018

November 1, 2018

According to the October 30 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 18.8% of the United States.

NOAA Updates Global Temperature Dataset

October 30, 2018

NCEI releases a new version of the widely used global land temperature dataset known as the Global Historical Climatology Network–Monthly.

Precipitation Record Helps Forecasting

October 29, 2018

A new Climate Data Record brings improvements to precipitation and hydrological observations and forecasting.