Co-located with NCDC is NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites–North Carolina (CICS-NC). CICS-NC provides for collaborative research and associated activities in support of NOAA mission goals related to meteorological satellite and climate data and information research and development. Jessica Matthews is one of the CICS-NC staff working closely with NCDC on a variety of projects.
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.
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.
According to the February 26 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 54.2% of the contiguous U.S.
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.
According to the February 19 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 55.8% of the contiguous U.S.
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.
According to the February 12 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 55.7% of the contiguous U.S.
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.
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.