Updated: 09/16/2013 - Ingrid has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm as it makes landfall.
Posted: 09/12/2013 - Southeast Texans are to mark the five-year anniversary of when Hurricane Ike made landfall just outside of Galveston, becoming the costliest natural disaster in Texas history.
Posted: 09/11/2013 - A fleet of underwater robots is descending into waters off the east coast to collect data that could help improve storm intensity forecasts during future hurricane seasons. Several regions of the NOAA-led U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) are partnering to deploy 12 to 16 autonomous underwater robotic vehicles, also known as gliders, from Nova Scotia to Georgia.
Posted: 09/10/2013 - As if tropical storms didn't get enough of a bad press, it now seems they can ramp up ocean acidification, putting the world's coral reefs under even greater pressure.
Updated: 09/11/2013 - As of 5am Wednesday morning, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical Storm Humberto to Hurricane Humberto. Humberto is the first hurricane of the 2013 Atlantic season.
Updated: 09/06/2013 - NOAA’s Office of Weather and Air Quality has funded seven multi-year proposals totaling $1.3 million this year for university partners and federal scientists to more rapidly and smoothly transfer new technology, research results, and observational advances through NOAA’s Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT) to operational hurricane forecasting.
Updated: 09/05/2013 - Tropical Depression SEVEN officially formed south of Puerto Rico Wednesday afternoon. As of Wednesday night, 10pm, the National Hurricane Center upgraded the system to Tropical Storm Gabrielle.
Posted: 09/03/2013 - In some of this planet’s driest regions, where rainfall is rare or even nonexistent, a few specialized plants and insects have devised ingenious strategies to provide themselves with the water necessary for life: They pull it right out of the air, from fog that drifts in from warm oceans nearby.
Posted: 08/29/2013 - Building on a 30-year relationship, top officials from NOAA and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) signed a long-term cooperative agreement, ensuring continued space-based weather, water and climate monitoring.
Posted: 08/29/2013 - A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and its impact on crops.
Posted: 08/28/2013 - Texas will be hotter and its summers will average triple-digit temperatures within a few decades, according to a study by the state climatologist.
Updated: 08/28/2013 - The huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park in California is prompting air quality warnings more than 100 miles away.
Posted: 08/26/2013 - Fernand has weakened to a tropical depression, but it is still bringing heavy rains to eastern Mexico.
Updated: 08/26/2013 - Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to weaken to a tropical depression later in the day as it brings heavy rains to eastern Mexico.
Posted: 08/23/2013 - Texas A&M Department of Atmospheric Sciences takes a deeper look into what happens when planes come into contact with lightning.
Posted: 08/20/2013 - A Blue Moon will light up the night sky this evening, August 20-21 from dusk till dawn!
Updated: 08/19/2013 - 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. It even traveled south of the equator to provide coverage for South America starting in 2010. Now, after more than 10 years of stellar service, NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-12 spacecraft is being retired.