State of the Climate Monthly Overview - National Overview

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The State of the Climate is a collection of periodic summaries recapping climate-related occurrences on both a global and national scale. The State of the Climate Monthly Overview-National Overview summarizes observations of surface temperature and precipitation data for the United States by placing the data into historical perspective. The National Overview provides access to monthly, 3-month/seasonal, 6-month, 12-month and annual climate summaries by state, division and region. Topics include: Surface Temperature (rankings maps and time series), Precipitation (rankings maps and time series), Percent Area wet/dry cold/warm, and Primary Crop Region Maps with Season-to-Date Precipitation Time series. Additional information on current seasonal summaries for snow, fire, severe weather, and Atlantic and Pacific hurricanes, is also provided. The first annual report was presented in 1998, and monthly reports are available thereafter. Summary reports are often included with the final month of the period, for example, the spring report is issued along with May. "Year-to-date" reports are also often available for months that don't end a meteorological season.
How to cite: A suggested citation is provided at the bottom of each online report. Users should modify according to their writing style.
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00674
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Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
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Dataset Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
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1-828-271-4800
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Time Period: 1998 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 18.0
S: 72.0
E: -65.0
W: 172.0
Spatial Coverage Map:
Dataset Information
  • NCEI/NCEI Climate Monitoring
    The Climate Monitoring 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. The web page provides access to available reports and products.
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Date(s)
  • publication: 1998
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing
Data Update Frequency: Monthly
Purpose: This State of the Climate report provides decision-makers at all levels of the public and private sectors with data and information on climate trends and variability each month, season, and year for the United States, including perspectives on how the climate of today compares to the past.
Dataset Citation How to cite: A suggested citation is provided at the bottom of each online report. Users should modify according to their writing style.
Originator(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: 1998 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 18.0
S: 72.0
E: -65.0
W: 172.0
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE INDICES","RESIDENTIAL ENERGY DEMAND TEMPERATURE INDEX"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE","SURFACE TEMPERATURE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE","SURFACE TEMPERATURE","AIR TEMPERATURE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE","SURFACE TEMPERATURE","MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE","SURFACE TEMPERATURE","TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE","SURFACE TEMPERATURE","TEMPERATURE TENDENCY"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA","DROUGHT"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA","FREEZE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA","FROST"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA","HURRICANES"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA","STORMS"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA","TORNADOES"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE","PRESSURE ANOMALIES"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE","SEA LEVEL PRESSURE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","PRECIPITATION"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","PRECIPITATION","PRECIPITATION AMOUNT"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","PRECIPITATION","PRECIPITATION ANOMALIES"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","PRECIPITATION","PRECIPITATION RATE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","PRECIPITATION","LIQUID PRECIPITATION","RAIN"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","PRECIPITATION","SOLID PRECIPITATION","HAIL"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","PRECIPITATION","SOLID PRECIPITATION","SNOW"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE","SNOW/ICE","SNOW DEPTH"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","OCEANS","OCEAN TEMPERATURE","SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE"
  • Climate Extremes Index, CEI
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • "DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC","National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce"
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • "HP/HPRCC","High Plains Regional Climate Center"
  • "IL/DNR/WS/MRCC","Midwestern Regional Climate Center, Water Survey, Dept. of Natural Resources, Illinois"
  • "NE-R/NRCC","Northeast Regional Climate Center"
  • "SC/DNR/WRD/SERCC","Southeast Regional Climate Center, Water Resources Division, Department of Natural Resources, South Carolina"
  • "WR/WRCC","Western Regional Climate Center"
  • "SR/SRCC","Southern Region Climate Center"
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
Use Constraints
  • How to cite: A suggested citation is provided at the bottom of each online report. Users should modify according to their writing style.
  • Please note that State of the Climate reports are based upon operational datasets. The official operational datasets chosen for the report can and do change over time. The nature of these changes can be evolutionary, such as addition of previously-missing data or changes due to quality-assurance algorithms. Changes may also be revolutionary, in that a new version of an operational dataset, or a different dataset altogether, are adopted for official use. In any of these cases, the values presented in the State of the Climate reports reflect those known at the time, using the official dataset at the time. Values are not updated or edited within past reports, unless otherwise noted, even if the underlying official dataset has since changed.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement NCEI datasets are generally used as primary source data for the monthly narrative. However, for some phenomena not entirely captured by these datasets, trusted external data and analyses are used to supplement primary data sources.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2017-04-24
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