The NOAA tweet appeared just hours after Trump tweeted his reaction to the series of winter weather systems slamming the Midwest with record-breaking cold.
"In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded," Trump said. "In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can’t last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Waming? Please come back fast, we need you!"
"Winter storms don't prove that global warming isn't happening," the tweet said.
Many Twitter users began to argue that the tweet amounted to a government agency 'subtweeting' its own chief executive.
In response to an inquiry from ABC News, however, NOAA Research’s Director of Public Affairs Monica Allen disputed that the tweet was intended to send a message to Trump.
“With the blast of severe winter weather affecting the U.S., we often get asked about the relationship between cold weather and climate change," Allen said. "We routinely put this story out at these times. Our scientists weren't responding to a tweet."
The White House did not immediately respond to ABC’s request for comment.
The president has repeatedly cast doubt on the existence of global warming in response to cold weather events dating back as far as 2013 and has described it as a "hoax" cooked up by the Chinese.
It wouldn't be the first time Trump's beliefs about global warming have contradicted data affirmed by his own government.
Last November, Trump said he didn't "believe" a report on climate change from the U.S. Global Change Research Program that showed dire predictions related to the potential long term economic impact of climate change on the U.S.