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2011-08-07 05:30:00

American government scientists are warning users of satellite, telecommunication, and electrical equipment to be prepared for potential disruptions due to the recent occurrence of solar flares in the sun, Reuters reported on Saturday. Earlier last week, three coronal mass ejections (CMEs) were released by the sun following solar flares -- the first on August 2 and two others the following day. The initial CME arrived at Earth on August 4, around 5pm EDT, while the remaining two combined and...

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2011-07-28 09:10:00

Tropical Storm Don may bring drought relief to south Texas Tropical Storm Don formed at 5 p.m. EDT last night, July 27, in the southern Gulf of Mexico and appears to be a small storm on GOES-13 satellite imagery. NASA compiled two days of GOES-13 imagery in a 30 second movie that shows how and where Don formed. GOES-13, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, watched on July 27, as the low pressure area called System 90L strengthened quickly into tropical depression number 4,...

2011-07-26 09:30:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Wyle climate scientist has provided expertise during a formal U.S. visit to Taiwan for discussions on mutual cooperative activities on monsoon prediction training efforts. Dr. Shi-Keng Yang, a Wyle principal scientist and head of the company's climate prediction unit, accompanied Dr. Wayne Higgins, NOAA's Director of the Climate Prediction Center (CPC), during a visit to the Taiwan Central Weather Bureau for discussions on cooperation...

2011-07-25 12:29:00

MADISON, Wis., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Weather Central, a global provider of enterprise weather solutions and forecasting, today announced an agreement with Progressive® Insurance that will leverage the company's Live:Wire® HailZone(TM) data and radar analytics to provide advanced warning of severe hailstorms to drivers who sign up at www.progressive.com/weatheralerts. With this industry-first hail forecast service, consumers will be able to...

2011-07-22 11:10:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past two days, the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's Heatline has fielded more than 300 calls from people wanting to know how best to handle the heat wave blasting the region. The PCA Heatline is up and running as soon as the National Weather Service declares an "excessive heat warning." Heat is the biggest natural disaster in this country -- it claims more lives each year than fires, floods and earthquakes combined. The PCA...

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2011-07-20 15:15:15

System 99L looks ripe for development in the Atlantic The GOES-13 satellite captured a triple-header in the tropics today when it captured three tropical cyclones in one image in the Northern Hemisphere. A visible image taken from the GOES-13 satellite on July 20 at 14:45 UTC (10:45 a.m. EDT) and shows a consolidating low pressure area called System 99L in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Bret several hundred miles east of South Carolina, and a large Hurricane Dora off the...

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2011-07-12 14:08:58

Focus on deadly April 27, 2011, outbreak in Alabama and surrounding states It was one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. Now scientists are organizing a research program to better understand the tornadoes that blew through Alabama and other southeastern states on April 27, 2011. Scientists at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) are analyzing radar data from that day, then merging the information with detailed storm surveys and other data. They hope to learn more...

2011-07-07 13:32:00

MELBOURNE, Fla., and WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: Dr. Kathryn Sullivan addressed Brevard County leaders and first responders during meeting at Harris Corporation Thursday Stressed need for continued funding of advanced weather forecasting technology Harris is prime contractor for faster, higher-resolution ground segment of next-generation NOAA weather system Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction, and...

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2011-07-07 09:22:43

Landsat 5 captured an image of flooding occurring along the Iowa/Nebraska border on June 30, 2011. Flooding is still occurring on July 6, and Flood Warnings are still in effect from the National Weather Service. The Landsat 5 image captured was an enlargement of the area just north of Omaha. The flood waters show up as very dark blue and, where the water is shallow, medium blue. In the image, the Interstate is cut off by flood waters, just south of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and about 20 miles...

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2011-07-07 06:10:00

Threats of more flooding will continue throughout the summer as many rivers in the upper Midwest and northern Plains remain above flood state, warned forecasters at NOAA's National Weather Service on Wednesday. "With rivers running high and soils completely saturated, just a small amount of rain could trigger more flooding, including areas that have already seen major to record flooding," the forecasters said. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting above-normal rain in most of these...


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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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