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2011-03-15 00:00:27

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc -- FLASH encourages families to stay safe in flood events by avoiding flooded roadways. As little as two feet of water can push a cars--including SUVs--off of a road or bridge. Remember to "Turn Around...Don't Drown" Tallahassee, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011 The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. "“ FLASH® joins the National Weather Service to raise awareness of flood safety as we enter a season of heightened flood risk across the...

2011-03-14 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With many communities throughout the nation facing threats of spring flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are once again joining forces to commemorate Flood Safety Awareness Week March 14 - 18. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/floodsmart/48725/ FEMA and NOAA's National Weather Service are...

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2011-03-09 13:44:22

Satellites have been busy this week covering severe weather across the U.S. Today, the GOES-13 satellite and NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the huge stretch of clouds associated with a huge and soggy cold front as it continues its slow march eastward. Earlier this week, NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite captured images of severe weather that generated tornadoes over Louisiana. Today the eastern third of the U.S. is being buffered by a large storm that stretches...

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2011-03-03 07:35:41

Meteorologists launched a new campaign Wednesday to get people in England involved in measuring climate change by using a mirror, soap bubbles or by looking up at the sky. The Met Office national weather service is asking people to complete a series of simple activities to check the results of climatic computer models. The activities include measuring wind speed by blowing bubbles into the air, to monitoring the direction of clouds with the aid of a mirror as methods to measure climate...

2011-02-15 10:55:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As hurricane and tornado seasons approach, funding for the NWS will be nearly 30 percent less than the first half of 2011, if the Continuing Resolution proposed by the House majority is enacted. Congress's move will necessitate work furloughs and force rolling closures of Weather Warning Offices across the country. The effects will be felt in every aspect of daily life, including emergency management, television weather, and information...

2011-02-04 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5: EARLY WEATHER OBSERVER Profile America -- Saturday, February 5th. Today marks the birthday in 1744 of one of America's first meteorologists -- John Jeffries, a Boston doctor who kept detailed records of weather conditions. And this month in 1870, President Grant signed a...

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2011-02-03 12:49:29

Punxsutawney Phil predicted that spring will come on time, and NASA satellite data suggests that residents in more than one-third of the U.S. are now anxious for the prediction to come true.A massive winter storm touched 30 states over the last couple of days, including Phil's home at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. where rain mixed with sleet and freezing rain this morning before it changed to snow as part of that system. Phil's town is about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Looking at...

2011-02-01 18:47:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Large scale communication problems at the National Weather Service are hampering the agency's ability to relay information to emergency responders, the media, and the general public. "The National Weather Service is experiencing catastrophic failures concerning internet Decision Support Services at a time when the mission of protecting lives and property is most needed," said Dan Sobien, President of the National Weather Service...

2011-02-01 11:21:00

DENVER, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin team designing NASA and NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-series (GOES-R) weather satellite has successfully completed its system Preliminary Design Review, a major milestone in the program's development. GOES-R is the nation's next generation geostationary weather satellite. The GOES-R team will now proceed with detailed design work for the spacecraft that will lead to the Critical Design Review scheduled...

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2011-01-26 11:26:53

The first large-scale, physics-based space weather prediction model is transitioning from research into operation. Scientists affiliated with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (CISM) and the National Weather Service reported the news today at the annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) meeting in Seattle, Wash. The model will provide forecasters with a one-to-four day advance warning of high speed streams of solar plasma and Earth-directed...


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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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