National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration State of the Climate

  • June 2019 National Climate Report
    The June contiguous U.S. average temperature was 68.70 degress Fahrenheit, 0.21 degress Fahrenheit above the 20th century average.The precipitation total was 3.30 inches, 0.37 inches above average. Read more »
  • June 2019 Tornadoes
    This analysis is based on preliminary data available from the Storm Prediction Center. Final tornado counts published by the Storm Prediction Center and NCEI's Storm Events Database might differ from this report. For a more detailed climatology, please visit our tornado climatology page. Read more »
  • June 2019 Synoptic Discussion
    The synoptic pattern in June 2019 was dominated by a ridge in the Northeastern Pacific and a trough over the Northern Midwest. The ridge was associated with record heat and dry conditions in Alaska and the West Coast. Meanwhile the trough was associated with severeweather and flooding around the Ohio… Read more »
  • June 2019 Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
    The Eastern Pacific hurricane season finally began June 26 when Hurricane Alvin developed as a tropical storm. This marked the third latest start to the season since since the beginning of satellite monitoring. Both 1969 and 2016 had their first storms on July 2, although 2016 also had a Central… Read more »
  • June 2019 Drought
    As of June 25th, 3.32% of the Contiguous U.S. was experiencing drought conditions, 0.82% was in severe drought, 0.14% extreme, and 0.00% exceptional. Read more »
  • June 2019 Wildfires
    For June, 5,657 fires (9th least since 2000) burned 1,331,968 acres (5th most on record), which is 235.5 acres burned/fire (5th most on record). For January - June, 21,620 fires (least since 2000) burned 1,664,759 acres (7th least on record), which is 77.0 acres burned/fire (6th most on record). Read more »
  • May 2019 Global Climate Report
    The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for May was 0.85 degrees C (1.53 degress Fahrenheit) above the 20th century average of 15.5 degrees C (59.9 degress Fahrenheit). Read more »
  • May 2019 Regional Analysis
    May temperature anomalies relative to their 1910-2000 mean: North America, +0.40 degress Celsius; South America, +1.13 degress Celsius; Europe, +0.56 degress Celsius; Africa, +1.58 degress Celsius; Asia, +1.29 degress Celsius; Oceania, +0.87 degress Celsius; Caribbean Islands, +0.35 degress Celsius; Atlantic MDR, +0.22 degress Celsius; Gulf of Mexico, +0.59 degress Celsius;… Read more »
  • May 2019 Upper Air
    May Lower Troposphere: UAH, +0.32 degress Celsius; RSS, +0.477 degress Celsius. Mid-Troposphere: UW-UAH, +0.359 degress Celsius; UW-RSS, +0.551 degress Celsius; UAH, +0.26 degress Celsius; RSS, +0.346 degress Celsius; NESDIS_STAR, +0.299 degress Celsius. Stratosphere: UAH, -0.55 degress Celsius; RSS, -0.390 degress Celsius; NESDIS_STAR, -0.383 degress Celsius. Read more »
  • May 2019 Global Snow and Ice
    During May, the Northern Hemisphere snow cover extent (SCE) was 17.06 million square km (6.59 million square miles), 10.29% below the 1981-2010 average. The global sea ice extent was 21.00 million square km (8.11 million square miles), 10.45% below the 1981-2010 average. Read more »