National Centers for Environmental Information

NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) is responsible for preserving, monitoring, assessing, and providing public access to the Nation's treasure of climate and historical weather data and information.


  • Climate News Archive

    Find useful information in our climate news archive, which covers scores of climate-related topics highlighted between 2012 and early 2017.

Latest NCEI News

  • March 18, 2021

    Meteorologists and climatologists define seasons differently from “regular” or astronomical spring, summer, fall, and winter.

  • March 15, 2021

    NCEI’s Ocean Carbon Data System (OCADS) provides access to ocean carbon data collected from around the world.

  • March 15, 2021

    The luck of the Irish extends beyond the shores of Ireland into the North Atlantic Ocean thanks to international partners in ocean mapping.

  • March 09, 2021

    During February, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 30.6°F, 3.2°F below the 20th century average.

  • February 01, 2021

    Every February 2, we anxiously await groundhog Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of spring’s arrival, but how accurate is he?

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