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
March
2014
Value Rank Trend
(per decade)
Temperature 40.51°F 4.73°C 43rd Coolest +0.22°F0.12°C
Precipitation 2.29" 58.17 mm 41st Driest +0.01"0.18 mm

Global Highlights

standard | metric
March
2014
Anomaly Rank
Land +2.40°F +1.33°C 5th Warmest
Ocean +0.86°F +0.48°C 5th Warmest
Land+Ocean +1.28°F +0.71°C 4th Warmest

U.S. Drought