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Upcoming Events, Products and Services

Events and Calendar of Products and Services

NOTE: All release dates are tentative and are subject to the availability of appropriated funds. NCDC will be updating this listing on a quarterly basis.

  • U.S. Monthly Climate Report
    Monthly: Approximately 6th business day of the month

    Monthly update on the U.S. climate. Reports monthly U.S. statistics on surface temperature and precipitation including ranks and patterns, as well as comparable data for the the last three and six months and year-to-date. Includes sub-reports on tornadoes, wildfire, snow cover, major winter storms, and typically an update to the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor Report.

  • Global Monthly Climate Report
    Monthly: Approximately 15th business day of the month

    Monthly update on the Global climate. Reports monthly statistics on global surface and ocean temperature and global precipitation, including ranks and patterns, sea ice extent, Arctic sea ice volume, Antarctic conditions, and select extreme conditions internationally.

  • U.S. Drought Monitor
    Weekly: Thursdays

    Weekly report on U.S. drought conditions in the prior 7 days. Unique update of drought conditions across the United States, blending numeric measures of drought and experts' best judgment into a single map and narrative.

  • Regional Climate Outlooks
    Quarterly: Approximately 4th Monday of December, March, June, and September

    Two-page summaries detailing current and upcoming seasonal outlooks for each of the six regions as divided by NOAA's Regional Climate Services. Collaborative effort within NOAA and external partnerships.

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  • New Version of GridSat-B1 Climate Data Record
    April to June
    2014

    The new version of the GridSat-B1 Climate Data Record (CDR) provides updated satellite data through 2012, improved quality assurance, and improved calibration of the visible and infrared water vapor channels in addition to the CDR-quality Infrared window channel.

  • U.S. Climate at a Glance Version 2.0
    April to June
    2014

    Complete update of the U.S. Climate at a Glance tool, which will provide new features and built on architecture that can be leveraged by Climate.gov website.

  • Global Surface Temperature Databank Version 1
    April to June
    2014

    The Global Surface Temperature Databank, which aims to better track the origin of data, is produced in coordination with international partners through the International Surface Temperature Initiative. The Version 1 release of the Databank contains more than 39,000 stations, greatly enhancing spatial coverage from the 1800s to the present.

  • New Visualization Capabilities for a Subset of Model and Reanalysis Products
    April to June
    2014

    A new visualization capability for model and reanalysis products using a GIS interface. The first model dataset accessible with NCDC's GIS Services will be the North American Regional Reanalysis.

  • Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive Version 2 Beta
    July to September
    2014

    Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive Version 2 updates the world's largest collection of weather balloon data. Improvements include a doubling of the size of the station network available for users and three times the number of datasets integrated.

  • First General Comprehensive Operating System Reference Upper Air Network Site
    July to September
    2014

    Establishment of the first U.S. Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Reference Upper Air Network (GRUAN) site at the U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program's Southern Great Plains station in Ponca City, Oklahoma, through NCDC's partnership with the Doe ARM Program.

  • Global Historical Climatology Network Version 4 Beta
    July to September
    2014

    The Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) Version 4 Beta will update NCDC's premier global land surface temperature dataset, relying on data in the Global Surface Temperature Record Databank and vastly increasing the number of stations used in determining global land surface temperature.

  • Operational Climate Data Record: Optimal Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature
    July to September
    2014

    Transition of the experimental Optimal Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature (OISST) dataset into a fully operational Climate Data Record.

  • State of the Climate in 2013 Report
    July to September
    2014

    An international, peer-reviewed publication released annually, "State of the Climate" is the authoritative summary of the global climate of the previous year published in the Bulletin of the American Metrological Society. NCDC serves as the lead editors.

  • Global Historical Climatology Network–Monthly Precipitation Dataset Version 3 Beta
    July to September
    2014

    Version 3 of the ​Global Historical Climatology Network–Monthly (GHCN-M) precipitation time series will update data for over 80,000 stations on global land areas. Improvements include integrating the historical monthly collection with the historical daily collection to provide a vast increase in the number of available stations.

  • 1981–2010 Population-Weighted Climate Normals
    July to September
    2014

    The 1981–2010 Climate Normals for U.S. states and regions, weighted by population will better assist sectors in estimating demand based on population.

  • 1981–2010 U.S. Area-Average Climate Normals
    July to September
    2014

    The 1981–2010 Area-Average Climate Normals for U.S. states and regions will include maximum, minimum, and mean temperature as well as precipitation information.

  • Initial Alternative Climate Normals
    July to September
    2014

    The initial Alternative Normals dataset will most prominently have hourly normals for 2001–2010 for over 500 stations nationwide. The Alternative Normals will have approximately six variables including temperature, dewpoint, and wind speed.

  • New U.S. Gridded Daily Snowfall Dataset
    July to September
    2014

    This gridded daily snowfall dataset for the contiguous United States will include information about the areal coverage and depth of snowfall based on ground-based station observations.

  • International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship Annual Update
    July to September
    2014

    Annual update to add prior year data to ​International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS) database, which provides tropical cyclone best track data in a centralized location to aid understanding of the distribution, frequency, and intensity of tropical cyclones worldwide.

  • High-Resolution Maps of the 1981–2010 Climate Normals
    July to September
    2014

    A new tool will allow users to generate state, regional, and national gridded maps of the 1981–2010 Climate Normals.

  • Regional and Continetal Temperature Monitoring
    July to September
    2014

    Temperature time-series for the world's major continents, as derived from NCDC's global surface temperature dataset.