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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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NOAA study finds fishing tops U.S. lightning death activities

Updated: 06/26/2013 - NOAA's National Weather Service has discovered that 64 percent of lightning deaths since 2006 occurred while people were participating in leisure activities, with fishing topping the list at 26 deaths. John Jensenius, a lightning safety specialist with the National Weather Service, conducted the study by examining demographic information for 238 deaths attributed to lightning over the last seven years. NOAA released these findings on the first day of National Lightning Safety Awareness Week to call attention to the danger of outdoor activities during a thunderstorm.

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Tornado Threat Persists in Oklahoma, Kansas

Posted: 05/29/2013 - The Storm Prediction Center says a severe weather outbreak is possible in the Southern Plains on Wednesday as more storms take aim at the area.

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Oklahoma Twister Debris Would Create Mile-High Pile

Posted: 05/29/2013 - Before Moore can rebuild, the Oklahoma community where a deadly tornado struck must deal with crushed wood, mangled siding and battered belongings. If stacked in a pile, the debris would likely reach more than a mile high.

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Warn on Forecast: Future of Weather Warnings

Updated: 05/03/2013 - Research is underway in order to create a more accurate and faster warning system for severe weather in the United States. The ultimate goal is to protect life and property, while giving residents, in the path of hazardous weather, time to react.

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Brazos Valley Severe Weather Watches Issued Hundreds of Miles Away

Updated: 05/02/2013 - A thunderstorm outbreak isn't something that typically goes unnoticed in a forecast. The big questions to meteorologists is normally "do these storms have the potential to become severe?" That is the question the Storm Prediction Center hopes to answer, hours before storms fire up.

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Aggie Students Help Fill Forecast Gap

Updated: 05/01/2013 - Given the right conditions, on the right day, severe weather can take a bright, blue sky and turn it into the platform for violent thunderstorms to form. The only way to get a heads up is to know exactly what is going on in the air above our heads.

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Preparing For the Storm: Brazos Valley Storm Chasers

Updated: 04/30/2013 - April, May, and June are typically referred to as Severe Weather Season. As the winter chill begins to thaw and warmer spring air moves in from the south, severe thunderstorms are not uncommon across tornado alley, the southern United States and the Brazos Valley.

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SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training

Updated: 03/21/2013 - Interested in becoming a Trained Storm Spotter before the upcoming severe weather season? The National Weather Service will be in Bryan to conduct SKYWARN training at the EOC in Downtown Bryan.

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Afternoon / Evening Thunderstorms Possible -- Few Could Be Severe

Updated: 01/29/2013 - As a cold front / dry line combination moves through Texas and towards the Brazos Valley, a chance of showers and thunderstorms is in the forecast this Tuesday. By late this afternoon / early evening, a few thunderstorms could bring a brief round of severe weather.

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