State of the Climate

The State of the Climate is a collection of monthly summaries recapping climate-related occurrences on both a global and national scale.

  • National
  • National Summary Information — a synopsis of the collection of national summaries released each month
  • National Overview — a summary of national and regional temperatures and precipitation, placing the data into a historical perspective
  • National Snow & Ice — Monthly discussion of Snow and Ice behavior with narrative, statistics and graphics. Snow coverage focuses primarily on the United States and Northern Hemisphere. Sea ice extent is for the Arctic and Antarctica. Special storms and phenomena during the month are placed in climate and historical perspective.
  • Synoptic Discussion — a summary of synoptic activity in the U.S.
  • Tornadoes — a summary of tornadic activity in the Contiguous U.S.
  • Hurricanes and Tropical Storms — hurricanes and tropical storms that affect the U.S. and its territories
  • Drought — Discussion of U.S. drought status, with narrative and graphics
  • Wildfires — a summary of wildland fires in the U.S. and related weather and climate conditions
  • Global
  • Global Summary Information — a synopsis of the collection of global summaries released each month
  • Global Analysis — a summary of global temperatures and precipitation, placing the data into a historical perspective
  • Regional Analysis — a summary of global regional temperature anomalies, placing the data into a historical perspective
  • Global Hazards — weather-related hazards and disasters around the world
  • Global Snow and Ice — a global view of snow and ice, placing the data into a historical perspective
  • Upper Air — tropospheric and stratospheric temperatures, with data placed into historical perspective
  • El Niño/Southern Oscillation — atmospheric and oceanic conditions related to ENSO