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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.
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June 8, 2020

Assessing the U.S. Climate in May 2020

During May, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 60.8°F, 0.6°F above the 20th-century average.

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June 4, 2020

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for June 2, 2020

According to the June 2 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 16.7% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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May 28, 2020

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for May 26, 2020

According to the May 26 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 15.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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May 27, 2020

A Scale for Hurricane Rainfall Magnitude

Research supports the creation of a forecasting measure for hurricane rainfall, an equivalent to existing wind scales.

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May 21, 2020

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for May 19, 2020

According to the May 19 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 15.8% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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May 19, 2020

Link Between Earth’s Heat and Hurricane Strength Grows

New research further substantiates the connection between warming trends on Earth and hurricane intensity.

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May 14, 2020

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for May 12, 2020

According to the May 12 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 14.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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May 13, 2020

Assessing the Global Climate in April 2020

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for April 2020 was the second highest on record for the month of April.

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May 8, 2020

Hurricanes Take Heavy Toll on Mental Health of Survivors

Tropical cyclones can affect the mental health of survivors, according to two articles coauthored by Jim Kossin.

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May 7, 2020

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for May 5, 2020

According to the May 5 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 13.4% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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