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Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2019

July 9, 2019
The contiguous U.S. has surpassed its wettest 12-month period on record for the third time in 2019.

June 2019 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

June 27, 2019
The June 2019 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are now available for several regions and subregions.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in May 2019

June 6, 2019
The May precipitation total for the contiguous U.S. was 4.41 inches, 1.50 inches above average, ranking second wettest in the 125-year record.

Drought Monitor Adds U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands

May 30, 2019
The U.S. Drought Monitor has added the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands to its weekly summary and maps.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in April 2019

May 8, 2019
During April, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 52.9°F, 1.8°F above the 20th century average.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in March 2019

April 12, 2019
During March, the average contiguous U.S. temperature ranked within the middle third of the 125-year record at 0.82°F below average.

March 2019 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

March 29, 2019
The March 2019 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are now available for 10 regions and subregions.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in 2018

February 12, 2019
According to the U.S. Climate Report, 2018 became the 22nd consecutive warmer-than-average year and was the 14th warmest on record.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in November 2018

December 7, 2018
During November, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 40.1°F, 1.6°F below the 20th century average.

December 2017 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

August 9, 2018
The December 2017 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are now available for 10 regions and subregions.