March 18, 2013
In February 2013, NCDC announced the release of the Upper Air Temperature (UAT) Climate Data Record (CDR)—a time series of upper atmospheric measurements with sufficient length, consistency, and continuity to determine climate variability and change.
March 15, 2013
According to the March 12 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 51.4% of the contiguous U.S.
March 14, 2013
According to NOAA scientists, the globally averaged temperature for February 2013 tied with 2003 as the ninth warmest February since record keeping began in 1880.
March 13, 2013
Exactly 20 years ago, on March 12–14, 1993, the Storm of the Century struck the eastern United States causing approximately $5.5 billion in damages.
March 12, 2013
March 11, 2013 Climate.gov released a new video starring Deke Arndt, Chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch at NCDC.
March 11, 2013
According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during the winter season was 34.3°F.
March 7, 2013
According to the March 5 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 53.3% of the contiguous U.S.
March 6, 2013
Co-located with NCDC is NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites–North Carolina (CICS-NC). CICS-NC provides for collaborative research and associated activities in support of NOAA mission goals related to meteorological satellite and climate data and information research and development. Jessica Matthews is one of the CICS-NC staff working closely with NCDC on a variety of projects.
March 5, 2013
Not only have the data from the 10-year-old U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) matched up extremely well with the data from the older and more populous U.S. Historical Climatology Network, but new measurements from the USCRN are offering significant capabilities for climate applications and use in climate studies.
March 4, 2013
During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and NOAA emphasize the need for individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits to prepare emergency plans and to know what to do before severe weather strikes.