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2011-06-17 10:30:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As wildfires destroy thousands of acres in Texas, with some triggered by lightning, Governor Rick Perry declares June 19-25, 2011, Lightning Safety Awareness Week, proclaiming that education is the key to understanding lightning's dangers. Lightning safety advocates from the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the National Weather Service joined Texas State Fire Marshal Paul...

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2011-06-10 14:08:00

The northern Caribbean low pressure area known as System 94L is continually monitored by the GOES-13 Satellite, imagery today shows that it has moved north and is raining on eastern Cuba and the Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center has resumed noting that this system has a meager chance of developing into a tropical depression. In an update today from NHC, they note that System 94L has a 10 percent chance of developing in the next 48 hours. The chances of development are still low because...

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2011-06-10 14:06:01

Hurricane Adrian has been good at hiding his eye from satellite imagery over the last two days, but the latest Aqua and GOES-13 satellite imagery provides the best look at the eye, despite some overcast inside. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite called GOES-11 captured a visible image of Major Hurricane Adrian on June 10 at 1601 UTC (12:01 p.m. EDT).The image, that shows the eye of the storm with some dense overcast in it, was made at the NASA GOES Project out of NASA...

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2011-06-09 13:12:23

Experts said a U.N. plan to upgrade "space weather" forecasts can help the world cope with solar storms that might rack up to $2 trillion in damages if the sun repeated a giant flare of 1859. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said the sun is entering a more active phase due to peak in 2013 on about 11-year sunspot cycle.  Power supplies, air traffic control, communications and satellites can all be disrupted by storms. "We are increasingly being impacted by space weather,"...

2011-06-09 00:00:29

Customers can now be alerted by their Alarm.com-enabled security control panel when a tornado, fire or tsunami is headed their way Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Alarm.com today announced the release of new Severe Weather Alerts that provide customers advanced warning of impending severe weather in their area. Alarm.com tracks severe weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service and provides real-time alerts to customers when a severe weather warning is issued near their home or...

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2011-06-07 07:56:33

NASA's Terra Satellite, the GOES-13 and GOES-11 satellites all captured images of the ash plume from southern Chile's Puyehue-Cord³n Volcano this week. The volcano is located in Puyehue National Park in the Andes of Ranco Province of Chile. The Terra satellite flew over the volcano on June 6 at 14:25 UTC (10:25 a.m. EDT). The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured a visible image of the eruption that showed the large ash plume blowing northeast, then to...

2011-05-19 13:13:00

Ahead of Expected Active Hurricane Season, American Geophysical Union Calls on Congress to Restore Funding to the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) WASHINGTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation readies itself for an expected active hurricane season, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) calls on Congress to restore funding to the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), which produces continuous data for weather forecasting, storm tracking and long-term monitoring that...

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2011-05-19 13:40:00

According to the seasonal outlook issued by National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center, the Atlantic basin is expected to see an above-normal hurricane season this year. NOAA is predicting that there will be 12 to 18 named storms during the six-month season.  It said 6 to 10 of those storms could become hurricanes, and 3 to 6 of those hurricanes could become major hurricanes with winds of 111mph or higher. "The United States was fortunate last year. Winds...

2011-05-18 00:01:29

The National Safe Boating Council and NOAA's National Weather Service Work Together to bring weather and safety messaging to boaters Bristow, VA (PRWEB) May 17, 2011 Once again, the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) have partnered to create relevant, weather and safety-specific Public Service Announcements for National Safe Boating Week. In preparation for National Safe Boating Week 2011 (May...

2011-05-11 20:16:00

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form an innovative partnership of federal agencies to address America's growing water resources challenges. Water resources decision makers nationwide require new and more integrated information and services to adapt to the uncertainty of future...


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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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