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Air Temperature

Assessing the U.S. Climate in September 2018

October 9, 2018
During September 2018, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 67.8°F, 2.9°F above the 20th century average.

September 2018 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

September 25, 2018
The September 2018 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are available for 10 regions and subregions of the United States.

Assessing the Global Climate in August 2018

September 18, 2018
The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for August 2018 was the fifth highest on record for the month of August.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in August 2018

September 6, 2018
During August 2018, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 73.6°F, 1.5°F above the 20th century average.

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 21, 2018
In honor of Independence Day, we take a look at typical July climate conditions and Climate Normals for several patriotic locations.