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2010-02-10 15:03:00

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Weather Central LLC, provider of the world's most-viewed on-air, online, print, mobile and enterprise weather solutions, has helped Spain's leading broadcaster, Radio Television Espanola (RTVE), deploy a sophisticated new broadcast weather forecast, alert and news systems. The Weather Central 3D:LIVE(TM) system enables RTVE to deliver precise and visually compelling weather information to millions of viewers both in Spain and worldwide. (Logo:...

2009-06-30 15:12:36

A survey indicates nearly 9 of 10 U.S. adults obtain weather forecasts regularly, and they do so an average of more than three times each day. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research say their survey suggests the value Americans place on forecasts is far more than the nation spends on public and private weather services. The researchers said the survey is the first comprehensive study of its kind to examine how the public perceives, uses and values weather forecasts. The...

2009-06-26 05:55:00

Satellite, Now Entering Its Second Decade, Has Revolutionized Marine Weather Forecasts "June is busting out all over," as the song says, and with it, U.S. residents along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts begin to gaze warily toward the ocean, aware that the hurricane season is revving up. In the decade since NASA's QuikScat satellite and its SeaWinds scatterometer launched in June 1999, the satellite has measured the wind speed and wind direction of these powerful storms, providing data that are...

2009-06-23 11:45:00

Annual dollar value equates to $31.5 billion, for $5.1 billion spent on developing forecastsClose to nine out of 10 adult Americans obtain weather forecasts an average of more than three times each day, a new nationwide survey by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., has found.The value Americans place on forecasts appears to be far more than the nation spends on public and private weather services. While the authors cautioned that it is...

2009-04-15 08:13:55

If Mark Twain were alive today he might rephrase his frequently cited observation about everyone talking about the weather but not doing anything about it to say, "Everyone reads or watches weather forecasts, but many people don't understand them." He'd do that because new research indicates that only about half the population knows what a forecast means when it predicts a 20 percent chance of rain, according to researchers at the University of Washington. Writing in the Bulletin of the...

2008-10-14 03:00:29

AER Inc., leading experts in seasonal forecasting, today announced that they have entered into an agreement with Joint Stock Company "Agency for forecasting of electric energy balance" (JSC "AFEB"), to provide the Russian energy sector with AER's sCast winter forecast. The forecast will include average minimum temperatures under extreme weather conditions for 83 administrative centers within the Russian Federation. JSC "AFEB" is a specialized agency established in August 2005 by the national...

2008-07-04 06:00:46

By James Loewenstein, The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Jul. 4--TOWANDA TOWNSHIP -- The Bradford County Airport's new, automated weather station is now up and running, which provides real-time weather conditions at the airport to the public around the world, and to pilots approaching the airport. The weather station will make it much safer for aircraft to land at the airport, said Carl Lafy, manager of the Bradford County Airport. "This is a major improvement for the airport as far as...

2007-12-14 07:50:54

Weather broadcasts have long been a staple for people planning their day. Now with the help of NASA satellites, researchers are working to broaden daily forecasts to include predictions of air quality, a feat that is becoming reality in some parts of the world. Some scientists predict that an operational system of routine, global forecasts of air pollution near the ground, where it affects human health, is only a few years away. Such a system could prove useful in efforts to improve air...

2007-06-14 06:05:00

By D'Alto, Nick In the hands of climatologists and historians, centuries-old ships' logs are revealing past-and maybe future-weather. "...9 o'clock, gale still increasing... At 11, a perfect hurricane of wind and rain...1/2 past 11, main topmast blown over side...ship labouring... " -The HMS Andromache encounters a hurricane off Barbados, July, 1795. The name of the man who penned the above log entry has long ago been lost to history, but the drama of the experience of sailing through a...

2005-12-06 12:20:00

By Jim Loney MIAMI -- The worst may be past for the United States and Caribbean after the costliest hurricane season on record, but 2006 could be tough too, a noted forecasting team predicted on Tuesday. The Colorado State University hurricane research team said nine of 17 storms predicted for 2006 would become Atlantic hurricanes, with five of them intense, or "major," hurricanes with winds exceeding 110 mph (177 kph). The CSU research team is headed by Dr. William Gray, a pioneer in...

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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...

Surface Weather Map Features for July 5, 2012
2012-07-05 10:00:03

The morning weather map for July 5, shows us the current surface pressure readings. Surface Pressure is very important from a meteorological stand point. We use this to help us identify where our surface pressure centers are just like you see above. Our Low pressure area is over Northeast Colorado and also the High pressure over the Ontario area. Surface pressure is taken hourly from the stations and they are also mostly done on a 24hr basis, however some places will only submit their...

Weather Map Identification
2012-07-17 21:51:43

It is very important to understand what you are looking at when working with weather maps. In the image above we are looking at surface wind barbs. Surface wind barbs help us to identify which direction the wind is blowing and also the speed of the wind. If we look in the Northern Gulf of Mexico just to the south of Mississippi we see a wind barb in blue. This wind barb is from the East and it has two full wind barbs which tells us the wind is from the East at 20kts. If you look along...

Surface Weather Map Features
2012-07-16 14:20:04

Looking at the weather map above we can see that we have three and four digit numbers on the map. These numbers are known as Sea Level Pressure. They are recorded in MB. Looking at the Northern part of South Dakota we see a number at 995mb while over parts of Maine we see the number closer to 1020mb. So we would say that high pressure is over Maine, while low pressure is over the Dakota’s as our MB numbers show. A surface pressure map can be very useful to a weather forecaster in many...

Weather and Forecasting
2012-04-24 18:30:02

Weather and Forecasting is a scientific journal published by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). It features articles on forecasting and analysis techniques, forecast verification studies, and case studies useful to forecasters. It also features submissions on changes to the suite of operational numerical models and statistical post-processing techniques, and articles that demonstrate the transfer of research results to the forecasting community. Image Caption: Cover of Weather...

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