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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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  • 1981–2010 Population-Weighted Climate Normals
    October to December
    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
    October to December
    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.

  • Global Historical Climatology Network–Monthly Precipitation Dataset Version 3 Beta
    October to December
    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.

  • High-Resolution Maps of the 1981–2010 Climate Normals
    October to December
    2014

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

  • Initial Alternative Climate Normals
    October to December
    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 Suite of Local Climatological Data Products
    October to December
    2014

    A new suite of Local Climatological Data (LCD) products will be available through the Climate Data Online system in October 2014. After this initial release, new features will continue to be added during late 2014 through early 2015. These LCD products will provide easy access to hourly weather data as well as daily and monthly climate summaries for over 2,000 U.S. locations via a single online interface. Locations may be selected by state, county, or zip code. The LCD product suite includes a range of parameters such as temperature, wind, precipitation, snowfall, humidity, cloud data, atmospheric pressure, and visibility. Since the summaries are divided into separate sections for hourly, daily, and monthly data, users will be able to easily define the level of detail they need while choosing from options presented in the online interface. LCD products will be available as PDF documents or as spreadsheet or database-ready CSV or ASCII text files.

  • Operational Climate Data Record: Optimal Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature
    October to December
    2014

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

  • Regional and Continetal Temperature Monitoring
    October to December
    2014

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

  • Global Historical Climatology Network Version 4 Beta
    January to March
    2015

    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.

  • New U.S. Gridded Daily Snowfall Dataset
    July to September
    2015

    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.