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2014-10-17 20:21:05

GST and its NMPA partners continue to provide and expand coverage of high-quality mesonet data and associated metadata for downstream use in NOAA's operations GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Science & Technology, Inc. (GST) has been awarded the task order to operate and continue the expansion of the National Mesonet Program for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS). The task order has a maximum ordering...

2014-10-15 12:21:21

Sophisticated Sensor Will Give NOAA Earlier Warnings of Severe Storms PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team delivered the first Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument that will provide earlier alerts of severe storms and contribute to more accurate tornado warnings. The sensor will fly on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)...

2014-10-11 23:03:43

Tempus Global Data, the leader in next generation weather forecasting, has created an advisory team of leading scientists in their fields. Ogden, Utah (PRWEB) October 11, 2014 Tempus Global Data, Inc. today announced the formation of a science advisory council, to provide guidance and insight into the successful design, build and launch of STORM, the highly anticipated hyperspectral sounding weather instrument. Alan Hall, Chairman and CEO of Tempus Global Data, released the names of the...

2014-09-18 12:22:12

Mating of Modules Creates Main Structure of Critical Weather Satellite DENVER, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of technicians and engineers at Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has successfully mated together the large system and propulsion modules of the first GOES-R series weather satellite at the company's Space Systems facilities near Denver, Colorado. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) is NOAA's next-generation geostationary weather satellites....

2014-09-17 12:22:54

SDG&E, UCLA helped to develop Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index RIVERSIDE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U. S. Department of Agriculture/U.S. Forest Service, in collaboration with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and UCLA, today unveiled a new web-based tool to classify the fire threat potential of a weather phenomenon unique to Southern California - the powerful, hot, dry Santa Ana winds that can turn a spark into an inferno. The Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index, which...

2014-09-15 08:23:19

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Weather Service Employees Organization, which represents the forecasters and technicians at the National Weather Service, the civilian crews of the nation's hurricane hunter aircraft, as well as the government's hurricane researchers today endorsed James Lee Witt for Congress in the 4(th) Congressional District of Arkansas. The union's members staff the NWS's 122 Weather Forecast Offices nationwide, the National...

2014-09-10 12:21:18

Northrop Grumman Will Present Extreme Weather Google Hangout on Air MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative(TM). Through this initiative, NOAA formally recognizes Northrop Grumman as a partner who is improving the nation's readiness, responsiveness and overall resilience against extreme weather, water and climate events....

NOAA’s GOES-R Satellite Magnetometer Ready To Be Integrated With The Spacecraft
2014-07-17 03:58:14

NASA The Magnetometer instrument that will fly on NOAA's GOES-R satellite when it is launched in early 2016 has completed the development and testing phase and is ready to be integrated with the spacecraft. The Magnetometer will monitor magnetic field variations around the Earth and enable forecasters at NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center to better predict the consequences of geomagnetic storms. These storms pose a threat to orbiting spacecraft and human spaceflight. In addition,...

2014-06-26 23:17:05

RainWise Inc. has been awarded a contract with the State of Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry for an online National Fire Danger Rating Weather Station Network System to be funded through federal grants from the USDA Forest Service. This state of the art technology will provide Firefighters on the ground with up-to-the-minute local weather conditions for enhanced critical decision-making ability. Trenton, ME (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 RainWise has been supplying the...

Researchers Create Improved Method Of Hurricane Forecasting
2014-06-26 03:48:47

National Science Foundation Stampede supercomputer helps researchers design and test improved hurricane forecasting system Working with researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Fuqing Zhang and a team of weather modelers at Penn State University have created an improved method of hurricane forecasting that incorporates high-resolution airborne radar observations from the inner core of the storms. This approach has shown great promise for hurricane...


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Weather Pack For July 30, 2012
2012-08-01 12:22:59

Weather Pack is our way to envision what is happening with the weather and create a weather forecast for a certain area of the United States. Today’s focus is on Southwest Mississippi along the Mississippi River. On the left side we have a Skew-T which is used to help us determine what is happening in the upper levels at our forecast location. On the right side is our morning satellite image; both of these features are important to creating an accurate forecast. The Skew-T will show...

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