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New Weather Satellite Sends First Lightning Images

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 5:47am MDT

Since its launch in November and going online a few weeks later, the GOES-16 weather satellite has already sent back a trove of invaluable data to its operator, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). And the country’s most advanced weather satellite began Monday transmitting to Earth images and data related to lightning over the […]

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NOAA’s satellites are on the chopping block. Here’s why we need them.

Monday, March 6th, 2017 7:45pm MDT

Our eyes in the sky are facing budget cuts On Friday, The Washington Post reportedly obtained a memo from within the Trump administration about proposed funding for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The memo outlined steep cuts to several divisions, including the elimination of the $73 million Sea Grant research program, cuts to climate […]

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All eyes on monster Category 4 Hurricane Earl

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 4:53am MDT

Hurricane Earl continues its slow trek toward the west-northwest after pummeling parts of the Caribbean yesterday.  Today it looks like most areas will be spared the worst of the storm but a forecasted turn to the north may put parts of the East Coast at risk.  The eye of Earl is currently 146 miles north […]

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Latest NASA satellite image shows extensive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 10:00am MDT

The growing environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and leak will likely take years to recover from.  A new image released by NASA shows the extent of the oil slick as it continues to encroach on shoreline around the Gulf. From NASA: Oil on water has many […]

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Massive winter storm as seen by NASA satellite

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 3:45pm MDT

Old Man Winter has steadily made his presence felt in recent days. California was the first to get struck this past weekend and as the storm moved west, few states have been spared. Widespread high wind events, Arctic cold and snow have marked the storms as they crossed the central United States. Today the same […]

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Next generation weather satellite to be built in Denver

Saturday, December 6th, 2008 4:54am MDT

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has selected Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company of Denver to build their next generation of weather and environment monitoring satellites.  When the GOES-R satellites are launched in 2015, they will provide unprecedented capability to NOAA, the National Weather Service and all weather forecasters through the use of advanced […]

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