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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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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...


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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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