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SE Texas To Mark Hurricane Ike 5-year Anniversary

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.

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NOAA, Government & Academia Partners Deploy Underwater Robots to Improve Hurricane Science

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.

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Tropical Storms Stir Up Trouble for Coral Reefs

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.

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Hurricane Humberto

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.

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NOAA Invests $1.3 Million with University and Federal Researchers for Hurricane Forecasting Advances

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.

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Gabrielle is Downgraded to a Tropical Depression

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.

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Volcanic Lightning

Posted: 09/04/2013 - The fusion of flash with ash! Say the words aloud, together, and it sounds impossible – the kind of thing a six-year-old might think up. And yet, volcanic lightning is very real. But how does it happen?

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Brazos Valley Sunset - September 3rd, 2013

Updated: 09/04/2013 - After areas of showers and thunderstorms fizzled out across the Brazos Valley, scattered cloud cover was left in the sky as the sun set on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013.

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MIT's Fog Harvester Is a Better Way To Get Water From Thin Air

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.

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NOAA, EUMETSAT Sign Agreement for Weather, Climate Monitoring

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.

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Drought Itching Back

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.

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Wildfires Spark Air Quality Warnings

Updated: 08/28/2013 - The huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park in California is prompting air quality warnings more than 100 miles away.

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Fernand Weakens to Depression

Posted: 08/26/2013 - Fernand has weakened to a tropical depression, but it is still bringing heavy rains to eastern Mexico.

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Tropical Storm Fernand

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.

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Can Planes Get Hit By Lightning?

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.

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Feds running out of wildfire money

Posted: 08/21/2013 - Running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season, the U.S. Forest Service is diverting $600 million from timber, recreation and other areas to fill the gap.

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Blue Moon

Posted: 08/20/2013 - A Blue Moon will light up the night sky this evening, August 20-21 from dusk till dawn!

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After 10 Years of Service, NOAA Retires GOES-12 Satellite

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.

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