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Game-changing Improvements in the Works for U.S. Weather Prediction

Posted: 05/15/2013 - Congress has approved large parts of NOAA’s spending plan under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 that will direct $23.7 million (or $25 million before sequestration), a so-called “Sandy supplemental” to the National Weather Service (NWS) for forecasting equipment and supercomputer infrastructure.

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Superstorm Sandy Takes Aim at Atlantic Coast

Updated: 10/30/2012 - A furious Hurricane Sandy began the westward lurch that forecasters feared and took dead aim at New Jersey and Delaware on Monday, washing away part of the Atlantic City boardwalk, putting the presidential campaign on hold and threatening to cripple Wall Street and the New York subway system with an epic surge of seawater.

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Sandy Gains Power and Aims for Northeast

Updated: 10/29/2012 - Hurricane Sandy is gaining strength and has taken a left turn toward the East Coast and its date with two other weather systems. An official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling it "the worst-case scenario."

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Where Do Hurricane Names Come From?

Posted: 09/06/2012 - We are in the middle of hurricane season and already have a hurricane named Michael in the Atlantic Ocean. From memorable storms like Katrina to easily forgettable ones like Beryl, naming a tropical system has always been a ‘weather wonder’. Do random people name hurricanes after themselves? Is it the first person to notice it’s formed? After much research, I have found the answer.

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When Do Hurricanes Typically Form?

Posted: 08/30/2012 - With Tropical Storm Isaac wreaking havoc across the Gulf Coast, along with two other named storms churning in the Atlantic, you may wonder why all of a sudden these storms have formed when we haven’t seen much activity in the past few months. Hurricane season typically runs from June 1 to November 30. Fluctuations in the amount of active storms are common throughout the season.

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La. Orders Evacuation After Miss. Dam Threatened

Posted: 08/30/2012 - Louisiana officials have ordered evacuation of low-lying, sparsely-populated areas along the Tangipahoa River because an Isaac-hammered dam at a state park lake in southwest Mississippi near the Louisiana border is in danger of failing.

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Latest on Tropical Storm Isaac

Updated: 08/30/2012 - Isaac is close to being back at tropical depression strength -- however, continues to foster flooding rains, severe weather and storm surge throughout the Gulf Coast.

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Isaac Makes Landfall in Southeast Louisiana

Updated: 08/29/2012 - NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Isaac is lashing New Orleans as it approaches and pushing flood waters over a rural levee south of the city, where authorities believe some people may be trapped.

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Tropical Storm Isaac On Move; Fla. a Possible Target

Posted: 08/21/2012 - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac is moving westward across the Atlantic on a track that could possibly take it toward Florida, where the Republican National Convention will be held next week.

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NOAA predicts a near-normal 2012 Atlantic hurricane season

Updated: 05/24/2012 - NOAA’s outlook predicts a less active season compared to recent years, but regardless of the outlook, it’s vital for anyone living or vacationing in hurricane-prone locations to be prepared. We have a stark reminder this year with the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew.

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2011 Hurricane Season Officially Comes to a Close

Updated: 02/23/2012 - With today being the last day of November, the 2011 Hurricane Season has officially come to an end. While most did not make landfall, this was the 3rd most active season in history.

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Tropical Storm Lee Impacts the Gulf of Mexico

Updated: 09/03/2011 - Tropical Storm Lee has officially formed in the Gulf of Mexico and at looks to bring the biggest impacts to Louisiana -- mainly with a high risk of flooding.

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