A new NOAA analysis finds that the average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during September was 67°F, 1.4°F above the long-term average. The January-September period was the warmest first nine...

Drought expands to cover nearly 63 percent of the Lower 48; wildfires consume two million acres.

According to NOAA scientists, the average global temperature for March 2012 makes it the coolest March since 1999, yet the 16th warmest since record keeping began in 1880.

According to NOAA scienticts, record and near-record breaking temperatures dominated the eastern two-thirds of the nation and contributed to the warmest March on record for the contiguous United...

The globe experienced its 12th warmest November since record keeping began in 1880.

Arctic Report Card: 2011

The annual Report Card provides clear, concise scientific information on the state of the Arctic region, organized into 5 sections: Atmosphere, Sea Ice & Ocean, Marine Ecosystems, Terrestrial Ecosystems, and Hydrology & Terrestrial Cryosphere.  This edition was prepared by an international team of 121 scientists from 14 different countries.  Independent peer-review of the 2011 Report Card was organized by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Arctic Council.

During October, a persistent upper-level weather pattern brought below-normal temperatures to the southeastern United States and above-normal temperatures from the Southwest, across the northern...

The globe had its eighth warmest August since record keeping began in 1880, while June through August was the seventh warmest such period on record. The Arctic sea ice extent was the second...

The blistering heat experienced by the nation during August, as well as the June through August months, marks the second warmest summer on record according to scientists at NOAA’s National...

The globe experienced its seventh warmest July since record keeping began in 1880. July’s Arctic sea ice extent was the smallest on record for that month since records began in 1979.

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