Latest National Climatic Data Center Stories

2014-01-17 11:04:57

Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will announce new data on 2013 global temperatures during a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 21. The scientists also will discuss 2013's most important weather and climate events. NASA and NOAA are two keepers of the world's temperature data and independently produce a record of Earth's surface temperatures and changes based on historical observations over oceans and land....

2013-01-15 09:57:12

U.S. government climate experts will announce new data on global temperature conditions in 2012 during a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 15. NASA and NOAA scientists will discuss the new results and the year's most significant weather and climate events. NASA and NOAA each independently produce a record of Earth's surface temperatures and changes based on historical observations over the land surface and oceans. Consistency between the two analyses, together with those...

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Hits Record Low
2011-09-11 04:01:00

  The area covered by Arctic sea ice during the summer reached a new all-time low on Thursday, with the summer sea ice extent falling to 1.64 million square miles (4.24 million square kilometers), scientists from a German university reported on Friday. According to AFP reports on Saturday, the current level is approximately one-half a percent below the previous record low, which dates back to the first satellite observations in 1972. Researchers at the University of Bremen's...

2011-02-10 11:27:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A-B Tech is adding its voice to the global dialogue on climate by establishing a new institute designed to educate citizens about climate-related issues. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) A-B Tech President Hank Dunn said The Institute for Climate Education and Geophysical Engagement will offer credit and non-credit classes, workshops, seminars and other training for the general public about climate and...

2011-02-09 07:53:48

In a new report released by the National Climatic Data Center, researchers said January was colder and, quite surprisingly, drier than normal for the United States. The average temperature for January was 30 degrees Fahrenheit for the country -- about 0.8 degrees colder than usual for the month -- NCDC reported on Tuesday. And, even though several winter storms blew across the country last month, it was the ninth driest January on record, with records going back to 1895, it reported....

2010-07-10 07:40:00

Depending on where you lived in the United States this June, chances are it was warm, wet and windy! The Associated Press (AP) reports that the South and the East saw very hot temperatures in June, with wetter than normal conditions across the northern section of the country. June may have also seen the second most number of tornadoes of any June on record, the National Climatic Data Center said on Friday. On a national average, June was warmer than normal, a pattern that has been continued...

2010-01-07 13:20:00

With the recent emergence of record-breaking cold snaps all over the world, climate experts say that it doesn't disprove global warming, but is only a blip in the long-term heating trend, The Associated Press reported. Beijing had its coldest morning in almost 40 years and its biggest snowfall since 1951. Britain is suffering through its longest cold snap since 1981. And freezing weather is gripping the Deep South, including Florida's orange groves and beaches. Such weather doesn't seem to...

2008-10-08 03:00:22

By Baggerly, Jennifer Ferretti, Larissa K What is the impact of natural disasters on students' statewide assessment scores? To answer this question, Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) scores of 55,881 students in grades 4 through 10 were analyzed to determine if there were significant decreases after the 2004 hurricanes. Results reveal that there was statistical but no practical significance between the FCAT scores of students in high- and low-hurricane-impacted schools....

2007-02-28 11:52:38

MADISON -- Atmospheric scientists have uncovered fresh evidence to support the hotly debated theory that global warming has contributed to the emergence of stronger hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. The unsettling trend is confined to the Atlantic, however, and does not hold up in any of the world's other oceans, researchers have also found. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

2007-01-09 16:27:51

WASHINGTON - Last year was the warmest on record for the United States, with readings pushed over higher than normal by the unusual and unseasonably warm weather during the last half of December. Preliminary data from the National Climatic Data Center listed the average temperature for the 48 contiguous states last year as 55 degrees Fahrenheit. That's 2.2 degrees warmer than average and 0.07 degree warmer than 1998, the previous warmest year on record. Worldwide, the agency said, it was the...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'