NOAA, NASA to announce 2018 global temperature, climate conditions

NOAA to also release 2018 U.S. climate conditions; update to billion-dollar disasters
Audio from the February 6, 2019 media call is posted to the "resources" section below.
February 4, 2019
A collage of typical climate and weather-related events: heatwaves, drought, hurricanes, wildfires and changes in sea ice coverage.

Climate experts from NOAA and NASA will discuss the release of new data on the global temperatures for 2018 and the most important climate trends of the year during a media call on Wednesday, Feb. 6. NOAA will also release its 2018 climate conditions for the U.S. and update the billion-dollar weather disasters for the year.

NOAA and NASA collect and analyze the world's temperature data and independently produce a record of Earth's surface temperatures, as well as changes based on historical observations. Consistency between the two independent analyses and analyses produced by other countries increases confidence in the accuracy and assessment of the data and resulting conclusions. These analyses provide government and business leaders with critical decision-making information.


NOAA, NASA media teleconference call to discuss 2018 global and U.S. climate trends, including an update to the billion-dollar weather disasters.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.)


  • Deke Arndt, chief of the monitoring section at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information

  • Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies



Media Contacts

John Leslie, 301-713-0214 
Brady Phillips, 240-533-0946

Patrick Lynch, 301-286-2102