Climate Monitoring

Our Mission

Welcome to Climate Monitoring at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. 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 45.43°F 7.46°C 12th Warmest +0.23°F0.13°C
Precipitation 2.08" 52.83 mm 19th Driest +0.01"0.14 mm

Global Highlights

standard | metric
Anomaly Rank
Land +2.97°F +1.65°C 2nd Warmest
Ocean +0.99°F +0.55°C 3rd Warmest
Land+Ocean +1.53°F +0.85°C 1st Warmest

U.S. Drought