NCDC’s Weather and Climate Toolkit provides simple visualization and data export of the Center's weather and climate data.
The globally averaged temperature for April 2013 was the 13th warmest April since record keeping began in 1880.
NCDC provides and maintains a variety of weekly and monthly products, which are used in conjunction with many other tools to assess drought.
According to the May 14 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 47.7% of the contiguous U.S.
NCDC’s Deke Arndt talks about how spring temperatures in three U.S. climate divisions compare to the local long-term trend.
The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during April was 49.7°F, 1.4°F below the twentieth-century average.
NCDC’s Dr. Michael J. “Mike” Brewer was recognized as the May 2013 NOAA employee of the month for his leadership in drought monitoring.
On May 6, 2013, NCDC released its new Strategic Vision for Stewarding the Nation’s Climate Data.
According to the May 7 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 48.1% of the contiguous U.S.