Two reports suggest that parts of the U.S. may be in for wetter times. NOAA has announced an El Niño Watch for this year, which could bring short relief to rain-starved California. But thanks to ongoing climate change, that would probably be temporary as the rain moves to colder climates for more extended periods and temperatures warm. Show More Summary
Last week, NOAA announced the issuance of an El Niño watch as they predict about a 50/50 chance of the development of an El Niño later this summer or fall. Increasing sea surface temperatures in the western Pacific Ocean and above-average...Show More Summary
Image Credits: NOAA – National Weather Service – Climate Prediction Center By WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” On the heels of Andrew Dessler’s Ozone Hole tweet, from the BBC: “Researchers from the University of East Anglia have discovered evidence of … Continue reading ?
By Karen A. Lefkowitz Are you ready for extreme weather? Last week was National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a scientific agency within the U.S. Department...Show More Summary
And nearly 3 to 1 in the last 30 days, and over 2 to 1 in 2014 From NOAA/NCDC: U.S. Records Summary The summaries below list the number of records broken for several recent periods is summarized in this table … Continue reading ?
Co-authored by Shiva Polefka, Research Associate for the Ocean Policy program at the Center for American Progress. On March 6, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Dr. Kathryn Sullivan to be the new administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Show More Summary
Guest Post By Walter Dnes The NOAA(NCDC) January data set update was delayed. It came in during the afternoon/evening of March 6th. With all the January data being in, now is the time for the January Leading Indicator “JLI” algorithm … Continue reading ?
A Gulfstream from NOAA rumbled down the runway at MacDill Air Force Base until the crew noticed it hit something. At first they thought it was a bird, most likely an osprey, and aborted the flight. But when the base wildlife management officer looked around for a dead bird, she couldn’t find one. But she did find a fish. LINK (via: TBO)
Image Credit: NOAA Great Lakes Surface Environment Analysis (GLSEA) Great Lakes Ice Cover reached 91.8% yesterday, after Wednesday’s coverage of 91% made 2014 the second highest maximum on record. Great Lakes Ice Cover is well within striking distance of the … Continue reading ?
A bulletin posted today from NOAA stated that the climactic event known as El Niño has a 50 percent chance of returning this summer or fall. If it appears, it could mean heavy rainfall next winter for drought-stricken California and...
On Wednesday, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center issued an El Niño watch, with a roughly 50% chance of development in the summer or fall of this year. El Niño, also called the southern oscillation, is a warming of the tropical Pacific ocean that happens about every five years. Show More Summary
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Ice cover on the Great Lakes has reached a whopping 91 percent and is closing in fast on the highest percentage ever recorded, according to new data from NOAA’s Office [...] The post Great Lakes Ice Cover Could Break Record appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
As NOAA's GOES-East satellite sat in a fixed orbit in space it monitored and provided visible and infrared imagery of the major winter storm that hit the U.S. east coast on March 2 and 3. Now, that data has been compiled and made into a video at NASA. read more
Scientists estimate that shark populations have declined by much as 90 percent for many species, largely thanks to finners, who kill as many as 73 million sharks every year to supply restaurants with shark fin soup. Recently, sharksShow More Summary
The updates from NOAA’s SWPC are now available, and there are big jumps all around in February 2014. Sunspot number reaches the highest ever for SC24: 10.7cm radio flux reaches the highest ever for SC24: Ap magnetic index, while up, … Continue reading ?
A massive and significantly strong sunspot is currently making its third pass across a “complex region” of the Sun, according to NASA. Sunspots like the one currently being tracked by NASA and NOAA, are part of the active Sun regions which typically produce large solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Show More Summary
After months of drought, California is about to get hit with a storm that is likely to be the biggest (and windiest) the state has seen in at least 3 years. In this satellite photo taken today by NOAA, you can see the storm approaching. Read more...
(Photo: NOAA) Today in the nation’s capital, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released the final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) on allowing seismic airgun testing in the Mid- and South Atlantic. WhileShow More Summary
A swirling Eastern Pacific Ocean storm system headed for California was spotted by NOAA's GOES-West satellite on February 28. According to the National Weather Service, this storm system has the potential to bring heavy rainfall to the drought-stricken state. read more