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XML The National Weather Service Headlines from 2006 are listed below.
 
...2007 a Top Ten Warm Year for U.S....
The year 2007 is on pace to become one of the 10 warmest years for the contiguous U.S., since national records began in 1895, according to preliminary data from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The year was marked by exceptional drought in the U.S. Southeast and the West, which helped fuel another extremely active wildfire season. Details...

...El Nino Update...
The latest El Nino/Southern Oscillation Diagnostic Discussion indicates El Nino conditions are now evident in the tropical Pacific and should intensify during the next one to three months. Details...

...Critical Fire Weather Areas...
In southern California, a critical fire weather area is the result of strong sustained winds of 20-40 MPH with higher gusts. Already low relative humidity will drop to extreme levels...as low as 4 to 5 percent this afternoon. In southeast Alabama...southern Georgia...and the Florida Panhandle a critical fire weather area is the result of continued drought conditions...low relative humdity...and gusty winds. Details...

...Significant Icing...Snow And Heavy Rain Occurring Over Parts Of The Southern Plains Through The Midwest...
A very strong cold front pushing across the central U.S. is bringing arctic air into the region...while warm moist air is surging north from the Gulf of Mexico...ahead of this cold front. These colliding air masses have been responsible for a mixture of heavy rain...freezing rain...sleet...and snow across parts of the Southern Plains...mid Mississippi River Valley...and Central Midwest. Details...

...NWS Information in Geospatial Format...
To advance the environmental information enterprise, NOAA/NWS plans to provide information in forms that can be easily incorporated into GIS applications. We are seeking comments from users on the provision of geospatial information. Details...

Major Earthquake near Kuril Island - Tsunami Watches and Warnings along the US West Coast
A TSUNAMI WARNING is in effect which includes the Alaska coastal areas from Sand Point Alaska to Attu Alaska. A TSUNAMI WATCH is in effect for the Washington - British Columbia and Alaska coastal areas from Cape Flattery Washington To Sand Point Alaska. At this time this message is advisory only for other areas of California - Oregon - and Washington. Details...

...Possible Changes on Watch and Warning Maps...
The National Weather Service seeks comments from the public regarding maps that display current watch, warning and other products in effect. Details...

...U.S. Winter Update...
NOAA Climate Prediction Center released the latest seasonal outlook, which reiterates this winter is likely to be warmer than the 30-year norm (1971-2000) over much of the nation, yet cooler than last year's very warm winter season. Details...

...U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook...
NOAA has issued the seasonal drought outlook through January 2007. The intensifying El NiƱo should play a role in bringing plentiful moisture to the southern tier of the U.S. this winter. Details...

...NOAA Outlook Calls For Mild Winter For Most Of The Nation...
Most of the country will see winter temperatures above normal though slightly cooler than last year's very warm winter, according to the winter weather outlook announced today by NOAA. According to the NOAA Climate Prediction Center drought conditions also are expected to improve in most areas of the Southwest, while some drought conditions are anticipated in parts of the Pacific Northwest. Details...

...El Nino Makes A Comeback...
Scientists at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center reported that El Nino conditions have developed in the tropical Pacific and are likely to continue into early 2007. There is a potential for this event to strengthen into a moderate event by winter. Details...

...Topical Storm HELENE...
Tropical Storm HELENE has lost tropical characteristics as it moved over cooler waters. The National Hurricane Center has issued the last advisory on the remnants of HELENE...located in the Atlantic about 595 miles west-northwest of the Azores. Details...

...Hurricane GORDON...
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane GORDON...located about 50 miles east of the island of Sao Miguel in the eastern Azores...and about 165 miles east-southeast of the island of Terceira in the central Azores. Details...

...Hurricane FLORENCE...
Hurricane FLORENCE was located about 715 miles southwest of Cape Race Newfoundland and was beginning to lose tropical characteristics. Details...

...Remnants Of Ernesto ...
The Hydrometeorological Prediction Center in Washington DC has issued the final advisory on the remnants of Ernesto...located over western New York. Details...

...Tropical Depression Gradually Losing Tropical Characteristics...Moving Northward Through The Mid-Atlantic...
At 5 PM EDT the center of Tropical Depression ERNESTO was about 25 miles to the southeast of Richmond Virginia. Details...

...Tropical Storm Ernesto Expected To Reach The Coast Tonight...
At 500 PM EDT the center of Tropical Storm ERNESTO was located about 120 miles south-southwest of Wilmington North Carolina and about 75 miles east of Charleston South Carolina. Details...

...Tropical Storm Ernesto Nearing Hurricane Strength...
At 200 PM EDT the center of Tropical Storm ERNESTO was located about 180 miles south-southwest of Wilmington North Carolina and about 90 miles southeast of Charleston South Carolina. Details...

...Tropical Depression ERNESTO Emerging Into The Atlantic Near Cape Canaveral...Expected To Re-Gain Tropical Storm Strength...
At 1100 PM EDT the broad center of Tropical Depression ERNESTO was just north of Cape Canaveral Florida and about 360 miles south-southwest of Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Details...

...Tropical Depression ERNESTO...
At 500 PM EDT...the center of Tropical Depression ERNESTO was inland over the Florida peninsula and about 25 miles west of Vero Beach Florida. Details...

...Tropical Storm ERNESTO...
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm ERNESTO...located about 45 miles west-southwest of Miami Florida and about 90 miles south-southwest of West palm beach Florida. Details...

...Hurricane ERNESTO...
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane ERNESTO located about 205 miles south-southwest of Guantanamo Cuba. Details...

...Tropical Storm ERNESTO...
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm ERNESTO located about 375 miles east-southeast of Kingston Jamaica. Details...

...Fifth Tropical Depression Of The Atlantic Season...
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Depression FIVE located about 345 miles south of San Juan Puerto Rico. Details...

...Hydrologic Services Program User Survey...
The NWS Hydrologic Services Program is conducting a survey to determine user satisfaction with its hydrologic services. We would appreciate your feedback by completing the survey administered by CFI Group, a third party research and consulting firm. Details...

...NOAA Continues To Predict Above Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season...
With the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season upon us, experts from NOAA are reiterating their prediction for an above-normal number of storms. NOAA scientists warn this year's relatively quiet start is not an indication of what the remainder of the season has in store. Conditions will be favorable for above-normal activity for the rest of the Atlantic hurricane seasons, which ends November 30. Details...

...Drought Conditions Continue Over Parts Of the Central and Southern U.S....
Some areas of the country are more than 12 inches below normal rainfall for the year. NOAA's National Weather Service Precipitation Analysis Web site displays daily and monthly rainfall, the percentage of normal rainfall, and how much above or below normal rainfall was recorded. Details...

...The National Hurricane Center Has Issued The Last Advisory on Tropical Depression CHRIS...
Tropical Depression CHRIS has dissipated over Cuba. The remnants are located about 70 miles east-northeast of Camaguey Cuba. Shower and thunderstorm activity remains limited and the system shows no signs of regeneration. The system is forecast to continue moving westward during the next couple days. Details...

...The National Hurricane Center Is Issuing Advisories on Tropical Depression CHRIS...
CHRIS has weakened to a Tropical Depression. Details...

...The National Hurricane Center Is Issuing Advisories on Tropical Storm CHRIS...
Tropical Storm CHRIS is at marginal Tropical Storm strength and is likely to weaken. Details...

...The National Hurricane Center Is Issuing Advisories on Tropical Storm CHRIS...
The Tropical Storm WARNING for Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands has been discontinued. A Tropical Storm WATCH is in effect for Turks and Caicos Islands and for the southeastern Bahamas. A Tropical Storm WATCH remains in effect for the coast of the Dominican Republic from the northern border with Haiti to Cabo Engano. Details...

...The National Hurricane Center Is Issuing Advisories on Tropical Storm CHRIS...
The government of the Bahamas has issued a Hurricane WATCH for the Turks and Caicos Islands...and for the southeastern Bahamas...including the Acklins...Crooked Island...the Inaguas...Mayaguana...and the Ragged Islands. A Tropical Storm WARNING remains in effect for Anguilla...and also for Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Details...

...The National Hurricane Center Is Issuing Advisories on Tropical Storm CHRIS...
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and for the British Virgin Islands. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING is also in effect for the islands of Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barthelemy, St. Martin, and St. Maarten. Details...

...Tropical Storm CHRIS formed near Leeward Islands...
Tropical Storm CHRIS was headed toward the northern Leeward Islands. A Tropical Storm WARNING is in effect for the islands of Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barthelemy, St. Martin, and St. Maarten. A Tropical Storm WATCH is in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and for the British Virgin Islands. Details...

...NOAAWatch Web Portal Offers Information On Ongoing Environmental Events...
The NOAAWatch Web site offers information about ongoing environmental events, and explains the role of NOAA in prediction, monitoring, warning, and recovery from environmental hazards. It provides public access to current information on a number of environmental threats ranging from hurricanes and tropical storms, to tsunamis, to oil spills, to volcanic ash advisories, to coral bleaching. Details...

...NOAA Climate Prediction Center updates the U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook...
The updated outlook shows recently-worsening drought conditions affecting parts of the northern Plains and the Upper Mississippi Valley should continue and may even expand. In the south, drought is expected to persist over much of the central and southern Plains. Details...

NOAA Warns That Nature's Fireworks And Outdoor Activities Can Be A Deadly Mix
Lightning and summertime outdoor activities can be a lethal combination warns NOAA?s National Weather Service as the nation enters lightning?s most deadly time of the year. Typically, about 30 percent of the annual lightning deaths occur in July which is the peak in lightning activity across the United States and also when people spend a lot of time outside enjoying summertime activities. Details...

...Serious Flooding In Northeast...
Torrential rains which have plagued the East during the past week are finally moving out of the region. Major flooding continues in eastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York. Up to 200,000 persons have been ordered to evacuate Wilkes-Barre PA where the Susquehanna River has risen to within 4 feet of the top of levees. In Binghamton, NY, flooding along the Susquehanna has prompted the evacuation of up to 15,000 residents. Details...

...Serious Flooding In Northeast...
Runoff from the recent torrential rains across the eastern U.S. led to widespread river and flash flooding. Thousands of people have been evacuated from flooded areas. Heavy rain is expected over parts of New England and the Hudson Valley, while flooding problems will persist from the Mid Atlantic to New York as recent torrential rains run off. Details...

...Locally Heavy Rains Continue in the Mid-Atlantic and New England...
The low pressure area has continued to move rapidly toward the north-northeast and is over New Jersey. The low appears to be weakening and is expected to merge with a frontal system later today. Locally heavy rains and strong gusty winds will continue to spread through the Mid-Atlantic states and into New England today. Details...

...More Rain In Store For Mid Atlantic and New England...
A small area of low pressure over extreme southeastern Virginia is moving north-northeastward. This system appears to be slowly weakening over land. Development into a tropical cyclone is unlikely, however the system is producing locally heavy rains and strong gusty winds that will spread through the Mid-Atlantic States and into New England over the next day or so. Details...

...Special Tropical Disturbance Statement...
An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicates the area of disturbed weather is centered about 35 miles southwest of Cape Lookout North Carolina. This sytem still has the potential to develop into a tropical storm. Residents in coastal regions of North Carolina...Virginia...and the Delmarva Peninsula should closely monitor the progress of this system today. It will produce showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall and strong gusty winds across the mid-atlantic area today and tonight. Details...

...Special Tropical Disturbance Statement...
Satellite and radar information indicate that a small low pressure system could be forming about 140 miles south-southwest of Cape Lookout North Carolina. This system has become better organized today and it has the potential to develop into a tropical depression or a tropical storm. Residents along the North Carolina and Virginia coasts should closely monitor the progress of this system today. Even if this system does not form into a tropical cyclone...showers and thunderstorms producing locally heavy rainfall and strong gusty winds will gradually spread onshore the North Carolina and Virginia coasts today and tonight. Details...

...If Faced With High Water - Turn Around, Don't Drown ...
With more rain expected to fall this week on parts of the already saturated East Coast, NOAA's National Weather Service is reminding drivers and pedestrians what to do if confronted with a water-covered road: Turn Around, Don't Drown. Details...

...Lightning Safety Awareness Week: June 18-24...
Reducing the risk of being struck by lightning is the focus of national Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 18-24. Lightning is most common in the summer months, but can be a hazard throughout the year. And although most lightning victims are struck outdoors, lightning poses a threat to those indoors as well. Details...

...NOAA Launches NOAAWatch Web Portal...
The NOAAWatch Web site offers information about ongoing environmental events, and explains the role of NOAA in prediction, monitoring, warning, and recovery from environmental hazards. It provides public access to current information on a number of environmental threats ranging from oil spills, to hurricanes and tsunamis, to space weather. Details...

...ALBERTO Moving Closer To The Northwestern Gulf Coast Of Florida...
A Hurricane WARNING is in effect for the gulf coast of Florida from Longboat Key to the Ochlockonee River. A Tropical Storm WARNING is in effect south of Longboat Key to Englewood...and west of the Ochlockonee River to Indian Pass. A Tropical Storm WARNING is also in effect for the Atlantic coast from Flagler Beach Florida northward to the Savannah River...at the Georgia/South Carolina border. At 7:00 PM CDT the center of Tropical Storm ALBERTO was located near latitude 28.0 North...longitude 84.9 West or about 120 miles south of Apalachicola Florida and about 130 miles southwest of Cedar Key Florida. Details...

...ALBERTO Continues Heading For The Northeast Gulf Coast...
A Hurricane WARNING remains in effect for the gulf coast of Florida from Longboat Key to the Ochlockonee River. A Tropical Storm WARNING remains in effect south of Longboat Key to Englewood...and west of the Ochlockonee River to Indian Pass. A Tropical Storm WARNING has been issued for the Atlantic coast from Flagler Beach Florida northward to the Savannah River...at the Georgia/South Carolina border. The Tropical Storm WATCH from south of Englewood to Bonita Beach has been discontinued. Details...

..ALBERTO Moving Faster Toward The Northeast Gulf Of Mexico Coast...
A Hurricane WARNING is in effect for the gulf coast of Florida from Longboat Key to the Ochlockonee River. A Tropical Storm WARNING remains in effect south of Longboat Key to Englewood...and west of the Ochlockonee River to Indian Pass. A Tropical Storm WATCH remains in effect from south of Englewood to Bonita Beach. Details...

...Air Force Force Aircraft Finds ALBERTO Stronger...Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warnings Issued...
At 10 AM CDT a Hurricane WARNING Has been issued for the gulf coast of Florida from Longboat Key to the Ochlockonee River. A Tropical Storm WARNING remains in effect south of Longboat Key to Englewood...and west of the Ochlockonee River to Indian pass. A Tropical Storm WATCH remains in effect from south of Englewood to Bonita Beach. Details...

ALBERTO Strengthens...Tropical Storm WARNING Issued
At 5:00 AM EDT a Tropical Storm WARNING has been issued for the gulf coast of Florida from Englewood to Indian Pass. A Tropical Storm WARNING means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours. A Tropical Storm WATCH remains in effect from south of Englewood to Bonita Beach. Details...

...Disorganized ALBERTO Moving Slowly North-Northeastward Over The Central Gulf Of Mexico...
A Tropical Storm WATCH is in effect for the west coast of Florida from north of Bonita Beach to Steinhatchee. At 10:00 PM CDT The broad circulation of Tropical Storm ALBERTO was estimated near latitude 25.3 North...longitude 87.7 West or about 345 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola Florida and about 385 miles southwest of Cedar Key Florida. Details...

...Depression Becomes First Named Storm ... Alberto... Of The 2006 Season...
Reports from an Air Force Reserve Unit hurricane hunter aircraft indicate that Tropical Depression ONE has strengthened into a tropical storm. Interests in the eastern Gulf of Mexico should monitor the progress of this system. Details...

...Tropical Depression ONE Remains Disorganized...
At 5:00 AM EDT the center of Tropical Depression ONE was located near latitude 23.5 North...longitude 87.0 West or about 335 miles west-southwest of Key West Florida. Movement is toward the northwest near 9 MPH and a motion to the northwest or north-northwest is expected during the next 24 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 MPH with higher gusts in squalls. The depression could become a tropical storm later today. Details...

...Tropical Depression ONE Update...
At 11:00 PM EDT the poorly-defined center of Tropical Depression ONE was located near latitude 23.4 North...Longitude 86.2 West or about 290 miles west-southwest of Key West Florida. Movement is toward the north-northwest near 9 MPH and this track should continue through Sunday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 MPH with higher gusts. The depression could become a tropical storm on Sunday. Interests in the eastern Gulf of Mexico should monitor the progress of this system. Details...

...Tropical Depression ONE Update...
At 4:00 PM CDT The elongated center of Tropical Depression ONE was estimated near Latitude 21.8 North...Longitude 85.7 West or about 50 miles west of Cabo San Antonio on the western tip of Cuba. The depression moving toward the north-northwest near 6 mph. This motion should bring the center of the depression into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico later tonight. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 MPH with higher gusts. Some strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours and the depression could become a tropical storm tonight or tomorrow. Details...

...The First Tropical Depression of the 2006 Atlantic Season Forms...
At 10:00 AM CDT, the poorly-defined center of Tropical Depression ONE was estimated near latitude 21.5 North...longitude 85.6 West or about 45 miles west-southwest of Cabo San Antonio on the western tip of Cuba. Details...

...NOAA Educates Beachgoers On How to Break the Grip Of The Rip...
Alerting beachgoers to the threat of rip currents and how to escape their strong and potentially fatal grip is the focus of NOAA's national Rip Current Awareness Week, June 4-10, 2006. Rip currents are narrow channels of fast-moving water that pull swimmers out to sea. Lifeguards rescue tens of thousands of people from rip currents in the U.S. every year, but it is estimated that 100 people are killed by rip currents annually. Details...

...NOAA Predicts Very Active 2006 North Atlantic Hurricane Season...
NOAA announced today that a very active hurricane season is looming. For the 2006 north Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA is predicting 13 to 16 named storms, with eight to 10 becoming hurricanes, of which four to six could become 'major' hurricanes of Category 3 strength or higher. May 21-27 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week, NOAA encourages everyone to make preparations to protect their lives and livelihoods Details...

...NOAA Concludes Successful Hurricane Awareness Tour...
With the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season less than three weeks away, NOAA's 2006 Hurricane Awareness Tour came to a successful conclusion Friday in Tampa, Fla., delivering its message of the need for hurricane preparedness to thousands of visitors and media audiences. Details...

...Area Where Hurricanes Develop Is Warmer, Say NOAA Scientists..
The region of the tropical Atlantic where many hurricanes originate has warmed by several tenths of a degree Celsius over the 20th century, and new climate model simulations suggest that human activity, such as increasing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, may contribute significantly to this warming. Details...

...NOAA Hurricane Preparedness Campaign Goes Airborne...
With the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season still etched on the coastline from Texas to Florida, forecasters from the National Hurricane Center will join the aircrew from the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center on a hurricane hunter aircraft tour from May 1 - 5. The mission will increase hurricane awareness and encourage preparedness along the Gulf coast and Florida. Details...

...Some East Coast States Have Driest March Ever, Severe Drought Continues In Southwest, Southern Plains, Record Rainfall In Hawaii...
It was the driest March on record for five East Coast states and the wettest month in parts of the Hawaiian Islands, according to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center. March 2006 also was warmer than usual, with an average temperature of 44.0 degrees F, or 1.5 degrees above the 1895-2005 statistical mean. Details...

...NOAA Launches First Set of Atlantic Basin Tsunami Buoy Stations...
NOAA finished installation of five Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami (DART) buoy stations off the East and Gulf coasts and the Caribbean as part of the expansion of the U.S. tsunami warning system. The latest buoy station, off New Orleans, joins stations off Charleston, S.C.; Miami, and two off San Juan, Puerto Rico. Details...

...Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan and Wilma "Retired" from List of Storm Names...
Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan and Wilma, all from the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, were "retired" from the list of Atlantic storm names by an international hurricane committee of the World Meteorological Organization. These five names, part of last season's record-setting 28 tropical storms and 15 hurricanes, will not reappear on the list of future storm names. Details...

...Severe Thunderstorms Expected Over Parts Of The Central And Southern Plains Thursday and Early Thursday Night...
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center is forecasting an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms Thursday and Thursday night (April 6) across eastern parts of the Central and Southern Plains. This is potentially a very dangerous situation. Details...

...NOAA Reports a Busy Start to Tornado Season; Outbreak Underscores Value of NOAA Weather Radio...
A total of 68 tornado reports and 26 tornado fatalities in eight states on Sunday brought the totals for the year to 355. Details...

...NOAA Web Portal Makes the Search for Past Weather Data User-Friendly...
Finding climate information, such as past weather conditions and temperature and precipitation averages and extremes, can be easily achieved through NOWData (NOAA Online Weather Data) - a tab click away on the newly-standardized climate pages of the 122 local NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Offices. Details...

...NOAA Announces U.S. Spring Outlook...
NOAA, in partnership with the National Interagency Fire Center, announced that despite periodic precipitation, the Spring outlook supports the potential for a significant wildfire season in the Southwest and central and southern Plains. Details...

...Flood Safety Awareness Week...
Flooding is a coast to coast threat to the United States and its territories year round. Flood Safety Awareness Week (March 20-24) highlights some of the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what you can do to save lives and property. Details...

...March 23rd is World Meteorological Day...
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), along with its 187 members, celebrates World Meteorological Day each year on March 23. The theme for this year is "Preventing and Mitigating Natural Disasters". The theme, according to WMO Secretary General Mr. Michel Jarraud, was chosen because 90 percent of all natural hazards are related to weather, climate, and water. Details...

...Rain Returns to Parched Phoenix...
Rain showers fell in Phoenix, AZ., this weekend for the first time since October 18, 2005. The previous record dry spell was 101 consecutive days (Sept. 23, 1999 to Jan. 1, 2000). The rainfall will have little impact on the region's deep drought, which is forecast to persist through at least May. Details...

...National Weather Service Declares Benton County AR. As 1000th StormReady Community ...
NOAA's National Weather Service has declared Benton County, AR the nation's 1,000th StormReady community. Benton County, AR, is served by the National Weather Service office in Tulsa, OK, where the popular life-saving program originated in 1999. Details...

...National Weather Service Unveils New RIDGE Radar ...
The new RIDGE radar (Radar Integrated Display with Geospatial Elements) display is now available from National Weather Service forecast offices nationwide. RIDGE radar combines radar imagery with warning information atop a topographical map and other features. Details...

...NOAA Uses New Post-Storm Rating System For Big Northeast Snowstorms...
NOAA announced that for the remainder of the winter season, its scientists will give the public a new, easy-to-understand scale to categorize major snowstorms after they affect the Northeast. The Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale, or NESIS, will quickly calculate the impact of a powerful snowstorm soon after it strikes, and give it a rank, similar to methods used to categorize the strength of tornadoes. Details...

...Early February Snowstorm In Northeast Classified As A Category 3 "Major" Storm...
The weekend snowstorm that struck the eastern seaboard was classified as "Major" or a Category 3 storm on the new Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale, or NESIS, scale, according to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. Details...

...How Much Snow Fell Yesterday In My Area?...
NOAA's National Climatic Data Center posts snowfall maps for the most recent 1, 2, 3, and 7-day period by state. Current snowdepth maps are also available. Details...

... NOAA Reports Record Warm January Across The U.S....
NOAA's National Climatic Data Center reports the average U.S. temperature was more than 8 degrees above average. Details...

... NOAA Says La Nina Here As Predicted...
The NOAA Climate Prediction Center announced the official return of La Nina. Agency forecasters predicted La Nina was forming nearly three weeks ago. Oceanic sea surface temperatures have met the operational definition of La Nina for the November through January period. La Nina is the periodic cooling of ocean waters in the east-central equatorial Pacific, which can impact the typical alignment of weather patterns around the globe. Details...

...NOAA Updates List Of U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather, Climate Disasters...
NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., updated the Web site that lists U.S. billion dollar weather and climate disasters from 1980 to the present. A crippling Midwest drought and four hurricanes from the 2005 deadly, record-breaking season are on the list - Dennis, Rita, Wilma and Katrina, this nation's costliest hurricane ever. Details...

...NOAA Predicts Weak La Nina
Weak La Nina conditions are predicted in the tropical Pacific just in time for spring, but NOAA scientists stress it is too early to know how this could affect springtime and summertime weather patterns in the United States. Details...

...NOAA Offers Free Navigational Charts on Web...
Mariners can now get free electronic downloads of NOAA Raster Navigational Charts or RNCs. Details...

...Wildfire Threat In The Southern Plains Won't Soon Be Extinguished...
The Southern Plains remain at risk of wildfires as mild temperatures, low humidity and strong winds continue in combination with drought-stricken land. Details...


 

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