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.
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.