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  • NEW Climate Data Online Update

    NCDC recently released a new version of its Climate Data Online (CDO) web application, which now provides access to supplemental Normals data and includes a number of new text search features.

  • NCDC Participates in the Bilateral Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

    In 2012, Canada and the United States amended the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to facilitate bilateral action on threats to Great Lakes water quality. To address a new provision, NOAA’s Central Region Climate Services Director Doug Kluck was appointed Cochair of the Subcommittee on Climate Change Impacts to provide that information.

  • U.S. Drought Monitor Update for January 22, 2013

    According to the January 22 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 57.6% of the contiguous U.S.

  • U.S. Drought Monitor Update for January 15, 2013

    According to the January 15 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 58.9% of the contiguous U.S.

  • Extreme Events of 2012: Global to Local Responses

    Climate.gov released a new video entitled “Extreme Events of 2012: Global to Local Responses” starring NCDC’s Deke Arndt

  • 2012 Global Temperatures 10th Highest on Record

    The globally averaged temperature for 2012 marked the 10th warmest year since record keeping began in 1880. 

  • U.S. Drought Monitor Update for January 8, 2013

    According to the January 8 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 60.3% of the contiguous U.S.

  • Extreme Events of 2012—A New Climate.gov Video

    Climate.gov posted a new video entitled “Extreme Events of 2012” starring Deke Arndt, Chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch

  • U.S. Regional Climate Trends and Scenarios

    In early January, NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, NCDC’s parent organization, released a Technical Report covering an analysis of historical climate trends and climate scenarios of the future for eight U.S. regions as well as one for the contiguous United States. 

  • NCDC Announces Warmest Year on Record for Contiguous U.S.

    According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous U.S. for 2012 was 55.3°F, which was 3.2°F above the 20th century average and 1.0°F above the previous record from 1998.

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