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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 July 10, 2018

July 12, 2018

According to the July 10 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 25.4% of the United States.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2018

July 9, 2018

During June 2018, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 71.5°F, 3.0°F above the 20th century average.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 3, 2018

July 5, 2018

According to the July 3 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 24.8% of the United States.

Bold Stripes, Bright Stars, Warm Climate

July 2, 2018

In honor of Independence Day, we take a look at typical July climate conditions and Climate Normals for several patriotic locations.

June 2018 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

June 29, 2018

The June 2018 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are now available for 10 regions and subregions.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for June 26, 2018

June 28, 2018

According to the June 26 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 24.1% of the United States.

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.