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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...

2011-05-11 00:00:28

As the Midwest and Southern United States brace for more tornadoes and severe weather, CampingSurvival.com announced that they have purchased additional MRE (meals ready to eat), water and first aid kits so that customers can order enough emergency supplies to keep their car and home stocked in a snow emergency. Fulton, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 As the Midwest and Southern United States brace for more tornadoes and severe weather, CampingSurvival.com announced that they have purchased...

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2011-05-03 10:45:00

Tornado tracks from last week's powerful tornado outbreak are visible in data from NASA's Aqua satellite and the Landsat satellite. Among the more than 150 tornadoes reported on April 27 and 28, 2011, was a rare EF-5 storm. Such a storm has the capacity to collapse a concrete building. The tornado hit Smithville, Mississippi, where it killed at least 14 people, and moved northeast nearly 3 miles toward the Alabama border. It is the first EF5 tornado to occur in Mississippi since 1966,...

2011-05-02 23:41:11

NOAA's preliminary estimate is that there were 362 tornadoes during the entire outbreak from 8:00 a.m. EDT April 25 to 8:00 a.m. April 28, 2011.     * During the 24-hour period from 8:00 a.m. EDT April 27 to 8:00 a.m. EDT April 28, The National Weather Service (NWS) estimates there were a total of 312 tornadoes.     * The NWS Storm Prediction Center issued severe weather outlooks five days in advance and tornado watches hours in advance.     * NWS...

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2011-05-01 06:59:39

According to an analysis Friday by the National Weather Service, at least one of the tornadoes that killed hundreds across the South this week was an EF-5 storm. The weather service said the tornado that hit Smithville, Mississippi on Wednesday was an EF-5 storm, reports the Associated Press (AP).  That is the highest rating given to assess a tornado's wind speed, and is based in part on damage caused by the storm. The weather service said the half-mile wide Smithville tornado had peak...


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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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