Climate Monitoring

Our Mission

Welcome to Climate Monitoring at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. Our mission is to monitor and assess the state of the Earth's climate in near real-time, providing decision-makers at all levels of the public and private sectors with data and information on climate trends and variability including perspectives on how the climate of today compares to the past. Use the menu on the left to navigate our available products.

Contiguous U.S. Highlights

standard | metric
Value Rank Trend
(per decade)
Temperature 53.13°F 11.74°C 17th Warmest +0.10°F0.05°C
Precipitation 2.78" 70.61 mm 37th Wettest +0.01"0.38 mm

Global Highlights

standard | metric
Anomaly Rank
Land +2.00°F +1.11°C 10th Warmest
Ocean +°F +°C th Coolest
Land+Ocean +1.33°F +0.74°C 4th Warmest

U.S. Drought