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2012-12-24 05:00:15

Forecasts, storm alerts, and current conditions are all available on your smartphone thanks to this new all weather app launched on appcatch.com (PRWEB) December

Major Midwestern Snowstorm Seen In Infrared Light By NASA
2012-12-21 17:01:31

NASA and NOAA satellites have been providing data on the powerful low pressure area that dropped more than a foot of snow in some Midwestern states and prompted many warnings and weather advisories.

Tropical Storm Bopha Moving Through Southern Yap State Seen By NASA
2012-11-30 14:34:43

NASA's TRMM and Aqua satellites captured images of Tropical Storm Bopha as it continues to move through Micronesia in the western North Pacific Ocean and trigger warnings and watches throughout.

Reports Of Giant Fireball Blazing Across California Night Sky, Experts Say Part Of Orionid Meteor Shower
2012-10-18 06:37:38

The National Weather Service received numerous calls last night (October 17) from Central Valley to the Bay Area in California, with callers claiming they had witnessed a giant fireball blazing across the night sky.

Acting Back-Up Temporarily Substituted For NOAA's GOES-13 Weather Satellite
2012-10-01 08:07:29

NOAA's GOES-13 weather satellite has been temporarily substituted with the back-up GOES satellite as engineers work to fix the satellite's issues.

America Needs A National Weather Commission
2012-09-28 10:20:38

An expert panel called on Congress yesterday to create the first U.S. Weather Commission to help guide policymakers to leverage weather expertise across government and the private sector.


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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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