maps of contiguous U.S> showing temperature and precipitation patterns in October 2020
November 9, 2020

Unseasonable cold in the Rockies, Northern Plains, and Great Lakes were balanced by much warmer than average conditions in the Southwest and Southeast coastal states. 

September 2020 global temperature anomaly
October 16, 2020

September 2020 was the hottest September on record for the globe, continuing a sweltering year. 

Maps of US temp and precip anomalies for September 2020
October 8, 2020

The soaking brought to the Gulf region by tropical cyclones in September 2020 contrasted starkly with the hot, dry conditions in the West. 

Map of the Lower 48 U.S. states showing precipitation patterns in August 2020.
September 10, 2020

Extreme heat in the U.S. Southwest carried August 2020 into the record books as the country’s third-warmest August in the 126-year record. Despite heavy rain from landfalling tropical cyclones, national average precipitation was in the driest third of the record. 

August 4, 2020

Join three heat experts to talk about how we map, monitor, and lessen the impacts of urban heat islands.

April 8, 2020

In 2015, NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) invited grant proposals from sea ice and climate scientists looking to better understand and predict Arctic sea ice behavior, on timescales ranging from days to decades. This is our second story on some of the resulting research.

TOAST data image of south pole ozone hole
October 21, 2019

The seasonal Antarctic ozone hole was the smallest on record in 2019, thanks to a warmer-than-average September. 

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