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Observing & Predicting
- Department:December 1, 2016
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.
- Department:November 30, 2016
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 15, 2016
Multi-year drought in California has been joined this summer and fall by extreme and exceptional drought across the Southeast and moderate to severe drought in parts of New England.
- November 2, 2016
A broad expanse of 80+ degree water dominated the tropical Pacific last winter. This animation shows how these warm surface waters were eroded by waves of cool water that pulsed across the equator throughout spring and summer.
- October 26, 2016
Using a combination of observations and models, NOAA-funded scientists have found a small but significant “advanced warning” signal for heightened summer tornado activity in the U.S.: warmer-than-average water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico