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NOAA releases first images from new GOES satellite

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 9:46am MDT

NOAA released the first images from their new GOES-16 satellite and to say they are stunning would be an understatement.  The new satellite, built in Colorado by Lockheed Martin, contains some of the highest resolution cameras and most advanced sensors in the world. From NOAA: Since the GOES-16 satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral on November […]

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2016 ‘Likely’ Hottest Year Ever: WMO

Monday, November 14th, 2016 2:16pm MDT

2016 will “very likely” be the hottest year on record, according to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization. According to a news release from the WMO, 2016 will likely eclipse the previous hottest year, 2015. “Another year. Another record. The high temperatures we saw in 2015 are set to be beaten in 2016,” said WMO […]

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North Korea Floods Kill 133, Displace 107,000: U.N.

Monday, September 12th, 2016 10:18am MDT

More than 130 people have died and 107,000 have been forced to flee their homes in North Korea after flooding near the border with China and Russia, according to the United Nations. Flooding of the Tumen River in the country’s northeast has killed 133 people and left 395 missing, said a U.N. statement dated Sunday, […]

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Typhoon Lionrock Predicted To Hit Japan

Monday, August 29th, 2016 12:53pm MDT

Typhoon Lionrock is expected to make landfall in Japan early in the week, according to reports. AccuWeather reported the storm will hit the coast of Japan as early as Monday night or Tuesday morning local time, and the heavy rainfall and intense winds could bring about three to six feet of storm surge. Lionrock’s interaction […]

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NOAA to develop new global weather model

Thursday, July 28th, 2016 7:17pm MDT

The primary model created by the United States for weather forecasting has been long overdue for some significant upgrades.  NOAA has recently been making great strides in improving the system and has announced more details on the latest. From NOAA: July 27, 2016 NOAA took a significant step toward building the world’s best global weather […]

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Antarctic researchers stranded after icebreaker vessel runs aground

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 6:51am MDT

Sydney (dpa) – More than 30 researchers were stranded in the Antarctic on Thursday after an Australian ship scheduled to pick them up ran aground in a blizzard. The Aurora Australis icebreaker ran aground in a Wednesday storm and suffered a breach in its hull, Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) said. The scientists waiting to be […]

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Fiji: At least 20 reported dead in wake of powerful storm

Monday, February 22nd, 2016 8:21am MDT

At least 20 people are now reported dead after a powerful storm tore through the Pacific island nation of Fiji. A massive clean-up operation has started after tropical cyclone Winston flattened remote villages and cut off communications. It packed winds of up to 325 kilometres per hour when it hit on Saturday. Fiji Cyclone Winston […]

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We can’t blame El Niño for all the world’s weather problems

Sunday, January 10th, 2016 8:22am MDT

LIMA, Peru — As 2015 drew to a close, South America saw almost unprecedented flooding. More than 100,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Paraguay, northern Argentina and southern Brazil as a result of unseasonal torrential rain. International media widely attributed the freaky weather to El Niño. Yet the whole truth is probably more […]

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2015 – A Year of Storms

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 12:44pm MDT

A look back at the snowstorms, tropical storms, typhoons, hurricanes and floods captured and analyzed by the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission from around the globe during 2015. The complete list of storms by date and location are as follows: 1. New England Nor’easter – January 26 – New England, USA 2. Snowstorm – February […]

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From ‘biblical’ floods to deadly heat, 2015 was a year of weather worsts

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 5:26am MDT

The weather seemed to dominate headlines in 2015 — not one continent was spared from some sort of extreme weather event. Antarctica The southernmost continent, mostly covered in ice, kilometres deep in places and spread over 14 million square kilometres, recorded its warmest day on record in 2015. On March 24, temperatures at Esperanza Base, […]

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