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Tropical Cyclones

Reporting on the State of the Climate in 2018

August 12, 2019
We’re announcing the release of the State of the Climate in 2018 report, an annual assessment of Earth’s climate system.

Hurricane Research Gains Ground

June 3, 2019
In the interest of protecting lives and property, new research focuses on tropical cyclone behavior.

Preparing for the Worst

September 19, 2018
Before and after a storm, NCEI scientists work hard at better preparing coastal communities for future tropical cyclones and hurricanes.

Watching the Sun for Space Weather

August 10, 2018
Solar activity during the 2017 hurricane season has scientists studying the implications of space weather during emergencies.

On This Day: Hurricane Ivan Made Its First U.S. Landfall

September 21, 2018
On This Day, September 16, 2004, Hurricane Ivan made its first US landfall over Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 3 hurricane.

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.

Bold Stripes, Bright Stars, Warm Climate

July 2, 2019
In honor of Independence Day, we take a look at typical July climate conditions and Climate Normals for several patriotic locations.

An Eye-Catching Climatology

September 10, 2018
A new climatology of tropical cyclone eye location and size provides unique insight into the history and future of these storms.

When Tropical Cyclones Can’t Move On

September 13, 2018
Tropical cyclones are taking substantially longer to move from place to place, increasing local rainfall and flooding impacts.

Calculating the Cost of Weather and Climate Disasters

January 8, 2020
Get to know our billion-dollar weather and climate disasters information, how it’s calculated, what it tells us, and why it’s so important.