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Launch of Climate.data.gov
Climate initiative will make federal data about our climate more open, accessible, and useful to citizens, decision-makers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and innovators. ...

 

NOAA Sponsors National Tsunami Preparedness Week, March 23-29
President Obama joins with NOAA to ask people to know their tsunami risk and prepare in case one were to strike. ...

 

Remembering the Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami of 1964
The most powerful earthquake ever recorded in North America occurred 50 years ago, on March 27, 1964. With a magnitude of 9.2, "The Great Alaska Earthquake" caused massive tsunamis ...

 

NOAA Releases 2014 Spring Outlook
According to NOAA's Spring Outlook released today, rivers in half of the continental United States are at minor or moderate risk of exceeding flood levels this spring with the highest threat in ...

 

FEMA and NOAA: Floods Happen Everywhere, Be Prepared
During Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 16 to 22, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management . ...

 

Aviation Weather Center to debut web page upgrades
The NWS Aviation Weather Center will roll out a design refresh of the center's www.AviationWeather.gov website on March 25, 2014. Users will be able to access and comment on the upgrade ...

 

NOAA’s Newest Weather Model Provides Clearer, Faster Forecast of Severe Weather
Later this year, NOAA’s National Weather Service will usher into daily operations a sophisticated model called the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh, or HRRR, that will update forecasts hourly ...

 

NWS Eastern Region Provides Decision Support for Super Bowl XLVIII
Amidst thousands of fans and a flurry of activity in the nation’s largest metropolitan area, the National Weather Service coordinated with emergency management operations for Super Bowl XLVII

 

Radio hour brings weather readiness across borders
Once each month, NWS Forecaster Maria Torres takes the microphone to participate in “La Hora Comunitaria” (Community Hour), a Spanish–language interview and call-in program that reaches across the Rio Grande.

 

"Turn Around Don't Drown" Turns Ten
Flooding remains one of the top weather killers in the U.S., with the average number of annual fatalities totaling near 90. More than half of these fatalities are vehicle-related.

 

Weather-Ready Nation: Two Years in Review
From massive supercomputers to innovative pilot projects, NOAA pursued a comprehensive strategy to build a Weather-Ready Nation through 2011 and into 2013

 

NWS Helps Countries Forecast Typhoons and Other Disasters
With the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan in early November of 2013, many asked the question – how does the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) play a part in world weather events?

 

Lapenta named director of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction
NCEP delivers national and global weather, water, climate and space weather guidance, forecasts, warnings and analyses to help save lives and protect property.

 

Southwest Airlines Teams Up with NOAA to Improve Weather Forecasting
Water Vapor Sensing Systems provide real-time humidity data when aircraft takeoff and land at airports around the country.

 

Winter is Coming: Be Ready
Help spread the word about staying safe this winter with Game of Thrones-inspired eCards from the Centers for Disease Control.

 

Federal Faces: Andrea Bleistein
The Washington Post profiles the Weather-Ready Nation road map execution manager.

 

Winter Weather Survival Tips
Are you ready for winter weather? Learn what you can do to prepare for winter storms and extreme cold.

 

Media Roundup: November 17 Tornadoes
Weather warnings distributed through traditional and social media saved lives during a deadly outbreak of tornadoes.

 

NWS Director Louis Uccellini Addresses Super Typhoon Haiyan and Climate Change
In the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, many have asked whether there’s a link between the intensity of Haiyan and climate change. It’s a question that National Weather Service Director Louis ...

 

National Drought Resilience Partnership to help communities prepare for drought
The National Drought Resilience Partnership will make it easier to access Federal drought resources, and will help link information such as monitoring, forecasts, outlooks, and ...

 

Why did Earth’s surface temperature stop rising in the past decade?
During the last decade, a longer than usual solar minimum cycle, several volcanic eruptions, and relatively low amounts of water vapor in the stratosphere may have helped cool the atmosphere ...

 

NOAA Sea Grant Helps Build a Weather-Ready Nation
Between 1970 and 2010, the population of the U.S. coastal watersheds has increased by 45 percent to a total of 164 million, or 52 percent of the nation's population. Learn how NOAA Sea Grant helps coastal communities prepare for and respond.

 

Remembering the November 1913 "White Hurricane"
Hurricane force winds on the Great Lakes led to the largest inland maritime disaster in U.S. history.

 

Executive Order -- Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change
On November 1, 2103, President Obama signed an Executive Order to strengthen the Nation’s preparedness for and resilience to the impacts of climate change.

 

Primary GOES-R instrument cleared for installation onto spacecraft
The Advanced Baseline Imager is GOES-R’s primary instrument for scanning Earth’s weather, oceans, and environment and is a significant improvement over instruments on NOAA’s current geostationary satellites.

 

November 2013 Drought Outlook
Drought improvement or removal is anticipated across south central and eastern Texas and along the middle and lower Mississippi Valley, while drought development is possible across parts of the Southeast.

 

NOAA invests $1.3 million with university and federal researchers for hurricane forecasting advances
These important projects will help improve the information and tools that NOAA forecasters and researchers use to forecast tropical cyclones that impact the U.S.

 

Weather State of the Nation: August 2013
28th warmest month on record as 50% of the contiguous U.S experienced drought conditions, up 4.5 percent since the end of July.

 

NOAA's Historical Hurricanes Track
New online tool displays more than 150 years of historical hurricane landfalls.

 

Emergency Response Specialists Keep Scouts Safe
The 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree was held at its new home at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Glen Jean, W.Va., from July 15 through 24.

 

After 10 years of service, NOAA retires GOES-12 satellite
GOES-12 has seen it all, from Hurricane Katrina that hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, to the Christmas blizzard that crippled the Central United States in 2009.

 

Commerce Agencies Participate in Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force
Strategy serves as a model for communities across the nation facing greater risks from extreme weather and to continue helping the Sandy-affected region rebuild.

 

Estuaries: Coastal Climate Change Bellwethers
New report highlights the key role of national estuaries in monitoring effects of climate change on coastal ecosystems

 

Tweet Chat Archive: National Hurricane Center
A recap of the August 13, 2013, #HurriChat with the NOAA National Hurricane Center on hurricane preparedness and forecasting.

NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheets
Ready reference fact sheets containing phone numbers and Web site information residents can use during potentially life-threatening weather emergencies.

Scientists launch balloons to study thunderstorms
Project designed to learn more about how lightning works.

 

U.S. Drought Monitor
View regional and state-specific drought conditions.

 

This Month in Climate History: Earth's Hottest Temperature
Death Valley holds the record for the world’s highest surface air temperature ever recorded.