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2014-02-22 16:20:21

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is encouraging support for House Resolution 2413, which would establish the Tornado Warning Extension Program. The resolution is aimed at funding a research program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to extend the lead time for tornado warnings beyond one hour. "Protection of life and property is of utmost importance during severe weather events such as the ones we...

2014-02-12 23:28:47

Technology News Website Techivus.com Releases Its Top 10 List Of Weather Apps For Consumers Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 This rough winter continues to get rougher. Cold temperatures, snow, ice and freezing rain have taken a toll on the majority of the United States. The first day of spring isn’t until March 20th, and the way things have gone, many parts of the country will still be dealing with bad weather well after that date. A good weather app on your smartphone or...

Pineapple Express Brings Much Needed Rain To California
2014-02-12 14:08:54

[ Watch The Video: GOES-West Satellite Sees ‘Pineapple Express’ ] NASA A new animation made at NASA using imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed the "Pineapple Express" bringing much needed rain and snow to California from Feb. 7 to 9. A "Pineapple Express" is a low-level jet of moist air flowing from Hawaii to California, delivering a generous supply of precipitation. In this case, much-needed rain falls in central California, which was suffering from a severe drought....

2014-02-03 23:03:09

Emergency Communications Network (ECN), the nation’s largest provider of multimodal notification solutions, is participating in a new University of Missouri-Columbia research study regarding emergency tornado notifications. Ormond Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Emergency Communications Network (ECN), the nation’s largest provider of multimodal notification solutions, is participating in a new University of Missouri-Columbia research study regarding emergency tornado...

2014-01-28 16:20:50

Get Gameday Prepared for Winter Weather Conditions SEATTLE, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With temperatures taking a nosedive on the East Coast and the possibility of snow during Sunday's showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, Take Winter By Storm (TWBS) urges thousands of traveling fans to be prepared--not only with their 12(th) Man spirit, but also with the TWBS Gameday Survival Guide for winter weather conditions. "It doesn't take long for ever-changing winter...

Possible Meteor Observed In Midwestern US On December 26
2013-12-30 06:51:05

[ Watch the Video: Possible Meteor Seen In Parts Of The US ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online More than 1,000 people reported seeing a fireball in the skies over Iowa and Minnesota on December 26, with footage of the incident being captured by security cameras and the National Weather Service (NWS), various media outlets reported over the weekend. According to Adam Withnall of The Independent, eyewitnesses reported that the object was approximately as bright...

UK Met Office To Launch 24-Hour Space Weather Forecast Service
2013-12-26 07:41:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The UK’s national weather service has announced plans to begin offering daily space weather forecasts starting next spring. According to BBC News, the Met Office will receive more than $7.5 million (US) in funding from the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) over the next three years in order to provide a 24-hour daily service. The goal is to aid government agencies and private-sector firms by...

Solar Ultra-Violet Imager Cleared For Installation Onto GOES-R Spacecraft
2013-12-17 13:44:39

NASA The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R known as GOES-R Series Program completed its next instrument, SUVI or the Solar Ultra-Violet Imager, which is now ready for integration onto the GOES-R spacecraft. SUVI is a telescope that will observe the sun in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength range and provide full-disk solar images around the clock. The instrument will identify active regions on the sun, including solar flares and eruptions, which could lead to...


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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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