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2011-10-22 05:05:32

On Oct. 28, Reporters are invited to join NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and NOAA Deputy Administrator Kathryn Sullivan to view the launch of the nation's newest Earth-observing satellite at NOAA's Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Md. Garver and Sullivan will be available for interviews following the launch. The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project, or NPP, is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California...

2011-10-21 11:44:38

On Oct. 28, Reporters are invited to join NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and NOAA Deputy Administrator Kathy Sullivan to view the launch of the nation's newest Earth-observing satellite at NOAA's Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Md. Garver and Sullivan will be available for interviews following the launch. The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project, or NPP, is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California...

2011-10-21 10:36:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Oct. 28, Reporters are invited to join NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and NOAA Deputy Administrator Kathy Sullivan to view the launch of the nation's newest Earth-observing satellite at NOAA's Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Md. Garver and Sullivan will be available for interviews following the launch. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental...

Image 1 - Space Weather Prediction Model Improves NOAA’s Forecast Skill
2011-10-21 03:07:21

[ Watch the Video ] NOAA is now using a sophisticated forecast model that substantially improves predictions of space weather impacts on Earth. Better forecasts offer additional protection for people and the technology-based infrastructure we use daily. Explosions in the sun´s outer atmosphere — tracked and forecast by NOAA scientists — can cause geomagnetic and solar radiation storms at Earth that can impede the operation of electrical power grids, interfere with the...

2011-10-04 08:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) program, which plays a critical role in the ability of U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters to make weather predictions, has successfully achieved recertification of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 20000:2005, the first international standard for information technology service management. "We are committed to providing...

2011-09-28 13:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today announced it has awarded $1.2 million in Coastal Zone Management Grants to organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania's coastal zones along Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary. Coastal Zone Management grants are intended to support programs that measure the impact of various pollution sources, improve public access, preserve habitat and educate the public on...

La Nina Coming Back For Another Season
2011-09-09 04:52:29

  U.S. forecasters said Thursday that La Nina is returning for another season, bringing more droughts, heavy rains and severe weather. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center said in a statement that experts upgraded last month's La Nina watch to a La Nina Advisory. NOAA said the back-to-back emergence of the trend is not unheard of and happens about half the time. "La Nina, which contributed to extreme weather around the globe...

2011-09-06 09:55:00

Radiometrics Corporation announces successful deployments of the MP-3000A radiometer system for improved prediction of short-term weather impacting wind power generation and utility load forecasting. Additionally, a radiometer recently deployed with the U.S. National Weather Service is providing real-time data for a regional air traffic control center. Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) September 06, 2011 Radiometrics Corporation, a privately held company headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, has...

2011-09-02 13:40:22

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to discuss new observations about solar flares that can impact communication and navigation systems. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is providing new data and images for scientists to better understand the sun's dynamic processes, which can affect Earth. The spacecraft launched in February 2010. Teleconference participants are: -- Madhulika Guhathakurta, SDO program scientist, NASA Headquarters...

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2011-08-18 09:35:00

US agencies report that the country has already tied its yearly record for billion-dollar weather disasters and there are still 3 months left of the year and the hurricane season is just picking up. The National Weather Service (NWS) said on Wednesday that the cumulative tab from floods, tornadoes and heat waves has already racked up $35 billion in damage, based on insurance estimates. Recent flooding in the Midwest has attributed $2 billion of that damage alone. "I don't think it takes a...


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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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