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2010-09-19 12:05:00

The nation's ability to detect and forecast tsunamis has improved since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, but current efforts are still not sufficient to meet challenges posed by tsunamis generated near land that leave little time for warning, says a new congressionally requested report from the National Research Council. The report calls for a comprehensive national assessment of tsunami risk and improved communication and coordination among the two federal Tsunami Warning Centers, emergency...

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2010-09-02 09:50:00

Record snowfalls that fell in parts of the U.S. and Europe in late 2009 and early 2010 were the result of a once-in-a-century collision of two weather systems, according to a new study recently published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The study, also the subject of a September 1 article by BBC News reporter Pamela Rutherford, took a look at six decades worth of snowfall measurements and satellite data. Ultimately, the researchers discovered that the record amounts of snow that...

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2010-09-02 07:45:00

NASA and NOAA's latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-15, has successfully completed five months of on-orbit testing and has been accepted into service. The satellite has demonstrated operational readiness of its subsystems, spacecraft instruments and communications services. GOES-15 is the third and final spacecraft in the GOES N-P Series of geostationary environmental weather satellites. The GOES fleet help NOAA forecasters track life-threatening weather and solar...

2010-08-31 07:25:00

WINDSOR, Colo., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- As our society and aging infrastructure become increasingly more vulnerable and impacted by extreme rainfall, the requirement for timely, accurate and informative rainfall information presented in a meaningful context is paramount to saving lives, protecting property and efficiently managing water. An innovative new way of looking at rainfall data is providing a wide variety of users a powerful perspective of how unusual, or common, recent rainstorms...

2010-08-24 20:31:00

DULLES, Va., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Centuria Corporation announced today they have been named to the Inc 500 list for the third consecutive year. Ranked at number 79, the company was recognized for its fast growth from 2006 to 2009. Making the list for three consecutive years (191 in 2008, and 15 in 2009) shows extraordinary sustainable growth in the Federal IT contracting market. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-08-19 11:33:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellit announced today the successful launch of their automated weather alert system, Cellit Climate(TM). In partnership with Quincy Newspapers, Inc., Cellit launched the service in Quincy's eleven designated market areas. "Beta testing" since October of last year, Cellit Climate leverages a proprietary, rules-based engine to deliver select National Weather Service alerts to the mobile phone. Since Cellit believes over-messaging the user can be annoying,...

2010-08-18 15:04:04

Reducing the runoff from plant nutrients that can eventually wash into the Chesapeake Bay could someday be as easy as checking the weather forecast, thanks in part to work by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. One way farmers manage manure from their livestock is by applying it to crop fields, which increases soil levels of nitrogen and phosphorus. But when it rains, the nitrogen and phosphorus in freshly applied manure is much more likely to run off and pollute nearby water...

2010-07-20 07:00:00

MELBOURNE, Fla., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been selected to provide the ground antenna system for a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) program that will enable receipt and processing of weather data 40 times faster than today, as well as delivery of weather images directly to end users. Under the 10-year, $130 million contract, Harris and its teammates -...

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2010-07-14 14:30:37

System 96E appears to be getting organized, and that's apparent in the latest visible imagery from the GOES-11 satellite. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite known as GOES-11 keeps a watchful eye over the western U.S. and that includes the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The latest visible image from the GOES-11 satellite was captured on July 13 at 1500 UTC (11 a.m. EDT) and shows System 96E as a circular area of clouds and showers off the southwestern coast of Mexico. It is located...

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2010-07-14 10:29:54

NASA's GOES Project has just released a "movie" of satellite imagery showing the life and times of 2010's only June hurricane. From birth to death, the GOES-13 satellite kept an eye on the life and times of Hurricane Alex for two weeks in June, 2010. Hurricane Alex struggled for life for two weeks in June 2010, and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) known as GOES-13 captured satellite images of the storm. Those satellite images were compiled into an animation by Dr....


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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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