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Scientists Search For Causes Of 2010 'Snowmaggedon'
2012-02-10 04:32:18

[ Watch the Video ] In the quiet after the storms, streets and cars had all but disappeared under piles of snow. The U.S. Postal Service suspended service for the first time in 30 years. Snow plows struggled to push the evidence off of major roads. Hundreds of thousands of Washington metropolitan residents grappled with the loss of electricity and heat for almost a week. By Feb. 10, 2010 the National Weather Service reported that three storms spanning from December to February in the...

NASA Watches Gulf Weather System For Unusual Subtropical Development
2012-02-06 18:00:26

Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico doesn't begin until June 1, 2012, but a low pressure area in the Gulf called System 90L, is being watched on February 5 and 6 for possible development into sub-tropical depression although the chances are now slim to none. Data from the GOES-13 satellite was created into an image at NASA, and it showed System 90L raining on south Florida today. On Sunday, February 5, at 6:45 p.m. EST the National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued a...

2012-01-27 16:05:53

Improved Forecasting to Coincide with Peak in Solar Activity After years of relative somnolence, the sun is beginning to stir. By the time it's fully awake in about 20 months, the team at NASA´s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., charged with researching and tracking solar activity, will have at their dispoal a greatly enhanced forecasting capability. Goddard's Space Weather Laboratory recently received support under NASA's Space Technology Program Game Changing Program...

Radar, Weather Systems At Odds With Wind Farms
2011-11-07 09:54:07

Wind farms are supposed to produce the energy of tomorrow, but growing evidence suggests they could be disrupting the military radar and weather tracking of today, reports Fox News. Government agencies that depend on radar, such as the Department of Defense and National Weather Service, are now spending millions of dollars to preserve their detection capabilities due to “blank spots” that are being caused by these wind farms. And some government officials are opposing...

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...


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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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'