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Air Temperature

Assessing the Global Climate in July 2018

August 20, 2018
The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for July 2018 was the fourth highest on record for the month of July.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in July 2018

August 8, 2018
During July 2018, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 75.5°F, 1.9°F above the 20th century average.

Daily Weather Records

August 10, 2018
NCEI’s Daily Weather Records Data Tool provides a summary of recent temperature, precipitation, and snowfall station records.

Reporting on the State of the Climate in 2017

August 7, 2018
We’re announcing the release of the State of the Climate in 2017 report, an assessment of the world’s climate system.

California Dryness and Recovery Challenge Multi-Century Odds

August 14, 2018
A new study finds that one of California’s worst dry spells in 450 years has less than a one percent chance of recovering within two years.

Bold Stripes, Bright Stars, Warm Climate

August 8, 2018
In honor of Independence Day, we take a look at typical July climate conditions and Climate Normals for several patriotic locations.

Planet Postcard: Climate Data Flies High with Kites

August 6, 2018
Over 250 years ago, meteorologists used kites to carry thermometers aloft and record upper air observations.

Assessing the Global Climate in January 2017

July 30, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for January 2017 was the third highest for the month.

Assessing the Global Climate in February 2017

July 30, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for February 2017 was the second highest for the month.

Assessing the Global Climate in March 2017

July 26, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for March 2017 was the second highest for the month.