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.
Posted: 08/19/2013 - NOAA issued its updated Atlantic hurricane season outlook today saying the season is shaping up to be above normal with the possibility that it could be very active. The season has already produced four named storms, with the peak of the season – mid-August through October – yet to come.
Updated: 08/17/2013 - Erin, which formed off the Western coast of Africa on Thursday, is now once again a tropical storm.
Posted: 08/12/2013 - Annual Perseids Meteor Shower is at it's peak this evening and before dawn August 13th.
Posted: 08/09/2013 - Water-weary residents of several central U.S states are girding for more rain and possible flooding after a week of intermittent downpours dumped as much as 15 inches in some locations.
Posted: 08/07/2013 - Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the Missouri National Guard to help with flooding in south-central Missouri.
Posted: 08/07/2013 - In the past 20 years, at least 40 football players nationwide have died from heat-related conditions, which should serve as a sober reminder to the thousands of high school and college players who are now reporting for preseason workouts — and for their coaches — says a Texas A&M University health professor.
Updated: 08/06/2013 - Hurricane Henriette is strengthening some in the Pacific far from land. Meanwhile, farther west, Gil is still a tropical storm.
Updated: 08/06/2013 - Some 50 strokes of lightning occur on Earth every second. NASA’s Firestation will study lightning’s role in the vast electrical atmospheric system that surrounds Earth.
Posted: 08/05/2013 - Some state agencies dealing with the lingering Texas drought have invited people to share their original photos online.
Updated: 08/05/2013 - A burn ban has now been issued for a few more counties across the Brazos Valley.
Updated: 08/01/2013 - Whizzing through 213 trillion calculations per second, newly upgraded supercomputers of NOAA’s National Weather Service are now more than twice as fast in processing sophisticated computer models to provide more accurate forecasts further out in time. And as the hurricane season ramps up, forecasters will be armed with an enhanced hurricane model that will improve track and intensity forecasts.
Updated: 07/31/2013 - NOAA's satellites have detected a plume of dust moving off the coast of Africa.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Gil is getting better organized in the Pacific, far off the southern tip of California.