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  • U.S. Climate Reference Network Reveals Emerging Capabilities

    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.

  • Supporting National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

    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.

  • U.S. Drought Monitor Update for February 26, 2013

    According to the February 26 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 54.2% of the contiguous U.S.

  • Frost and Freeze Data Users Workshop

    NCDC and the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites–North Carolina (CICS-NC) are hosting a users’ workshop discussion on frost and freeze data March 20–21, 2013 in Asheville, NC.

  • U.S. Drought Monitor Update for February 19, 2013

    According to the February 19 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 55.8% of the contiguous U.S.

  • 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.

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