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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.

What’s a USCRN Station?

July 17, 2019
The U.S. Climate Reference Network’s observing stations are equipped with a standard set of sensors to monitor climate.

Weather History: Chinook Winds of Winter 1982

August 24, 2018
On back-to-back Sundays in January 1982, several Colorado communities bore the brunt of damaging Chinook winds.

Inside NCEI: Regional Science Officer Patrick Caldwell

August 10, 2018
Meet NCEI’s Pat Caldwell, surfer, oceanographer, and data steward.

On This Day: The Great St. Louis Tornado of 1896

August 21, 2018
What remains the third most deadly tornado in U.S. history struck St. Louis, Missouri, on the afternoon of May 27, 1896.

An Inventory of Tropical Cyclone Tracks

August 22, 2018
NCEI maintains an inventory of tropical cyclones and the paths they’ve taken, dating back to the 1850s.

On This Day: 2011 Tornado Super Outbreak

August 9, 2018
The April 25–28, 2011 Tornado Super Outbreak caused roughly $11 billion in damages and claimed the lives of an estimated 321 people.

Popular Climate Product Relaunches

August 9, 2018
One of NCEI’s most popular datasets has undergone improvements to generate better reports about local climate conditions.

The Science, Beauty, and Mystery of Auroras

August 14, 2018
Auroras, the unusual but beautiful lights above the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, develop as a result of space weather.

On This Day: The 1993 Storm of the Century

March 12, 2019
In March 1993, the Storm of the Century struck the U.S. East Coast, claiming more than 270 lives and causing billions of dollars in damage.