Climate Monitoring

Our Mission

Welcome to Climate Monitoring at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. Our mission is to monitor and assess the state of the Earth's climate in near real-time, providing decision-makers at all levels of the public and private sectors with data and information on climate trends and variability including perspectives on how the climate of today compares to the past. Use the menu on the left to navigate our available products.

Contiguous U.S. Highlights

standard | metric
December 2017 Value Rank Decadal Trend
Temperature 34.75°F 1.53°C 31st Warmest +0.19°F0.10°C
Precipitation 1.55" 39.37 mm 9th Driest +0.02"0.56 mm

Global Highlights

standard | metric
December 2017 Anomaly Rank
Land +2.61°F +1.45°C 2nd Warmest
Ocean +1.01°F +0.56°C 6th Warmest
Land+Ocean +1.44°F +0.80°C 4th Warmest

U.S. Drought

Popular Products

State of the Climate
National Overview
Global Analysis

Temperature, Precipitation, and Drought
Monthly Temp and Precip Ranks
Climate at a Glance
U.S. Drought Portal
U.S. Drought Monitor