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  • NCDC Releases January 2013 Global Climate Report

    According to NOAA scientists, the globally averaged temperature for January 2013 tied with 1995 as the ninth warmest January since record keeping began in 1880.

  • U.S. Drought Monitor Update for February 12, 2013

    According to the February 12 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 55.7% of the contiguous U.S.

  • NCDC Releases January 2013 U.S. Climate Report

    According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during January was 32.0°F, 1.6°F above the 20th century average, tying with 1958 as the 39th warmest January on record.

  • Evaluating the February 2013 Blizzard with the Regional Snowfall Index

    A massive blizzard hit the Northeast February 9–11, 2013 bringing more than 2.5 feet of snow to some areas, which left thousands of people without power and stranded countless airline passengers. This blizzard rated 3 out of 5 on the Regional Snowfall Index (RSI) scale according to preliminary observations through 7:00 AM Sunday.

  • The Mystery of Stratospheric Temperature Trends

    Funded by NCDC’s Climate Data Record Program, NOAA recently released a well-documented stratospheric temperature time series derived from observations from the Stratospheric Sounding Unit onboard the historical NOAA polar orbiting satellites.

  • U.S. Drought Monitor Update for February 5, 2013

    According to the February 5 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 56.8% of the contiguous U.S.

  • NCDC Insider: Meet Information Technology Specialist, Adam Ierymenko

    NCDC’s staff consists of a variety of individuals ranging in expertise from climate scientists to information technology, or IT, specialists like STG Inc. contractor, Adam Ierymenko. 

  • Groundhog Forecasters versus the U.S. Temperature Record

    Every February 2, crowds gather across the United States to find out if a particular groundhog saw his shadow—but how often do these furry “forecasters” actually get it right? 

  • U.S. Drought Monitor Update for January 29, 2013

    According to the January 29 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 57.7% of the contiguous U.S.

  • 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.

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