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December 8, 2016

La Niña is forecast to hang on for just a few more months. Meanwhile, November was an active month in the tropics.

December 1, 2016
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Providing more timely and accurate information over the western hemisphere, total lightning mapping, and higher resolution images streaming down from space more often, the new GOES satellite marks the first major redesign of the nation’s operational Earth-observing technology in more than 20 years. 

November 30, 2016
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While the U.S. was observing Thanksgiving last week, Costa Rica was facing the first landfalling hurricane on record for the Central American country.

November 18, 2016

Drought has broken out across the southeast and southern plains this summer and fall. What got us to this situation, and how do we deal drought, which is unlike many of our weather hazards?

November 14, 2016
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Blocked for decades by an impassable dam, 11.2 miles of prime habitat are now open to endangered Caifornia coho salmon. Access to the upper stream elevations will make the salmon and steelhead trout that migrate into the Russian River watershed to spawn much more resilient to temperature and drought extremes.