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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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NOAA: Atlantic Hurricane Season on Track to be Above-Normal

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.

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Tropical Storm Erin

Updated: 08/17/2013 - Erin, which formed off the Western coast of Africa on Thursday, is now once again a tropical storm.

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Idaho: Hundreds Rvacuated Amid Wildfires, but Some Stay

Updated: 08/12/2013 - Firefighting airplanes dropped retardant and ground crews erected networks of water hoses to keep a fast-moving and unpredictable wildfire from scorching homes in a remote Idaho mountain hamlet.

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Perseids Meteor Shower

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Annual Perseids Meteor Shower is at it's peak this evening and before dawn August 13th.

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"Tax Free Weekend" Rain Chances

Updated: 08/09/2013 - Stepping out for some shopping this Tax Free Weekend? Be sure to take an umbrella with you -- widespread scattered showers and a few isolated thunderstorms will be possible.

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More Rain Expected, Floods Possible in Central US

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.

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No Reason for Players to Suffer Heat Strokes, Says Texas A&M Expert

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.

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Hurricane Henreitte Forms in the Pacific

Updated: 08/06/2013 - Hurricane Henriette is strengthening some in the Pacific far from land. Meanwhile, farther west, Gil is still a tropical storm.

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NOAA’s National Weather Service More than Doubles Computing Capacity

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.

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Tropical Storm Gil Swirls in Pacific

Posted: 07/31/2013 - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Gil is getting better organized in the Pacific, far off the southern tip of California.

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Ex-Tropical Storm Dorian Showing Signs of Life?

Updated: 07/29/2013 - The National Hurricane Center is giving the remnants of Tropical Storm Dorian a 40% chance of redevelopment over the next 48 hours -- as of 10am Monday morning.

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