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Last Update: 06:08:01 05/27/2006
 

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...NOAA Predicts Very Active 2006 North Atlantic Hurricane Season...
NOAA announced today that a very active hurricane season is looming. For the 2006 north Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA is predicting 13 to 16 named storms, with eight to 10 becoming hurricanes, of which four to six could become 'major' hurricanes of Category 3 strength or higher. May 21-27 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week, NOAA encourages everyone to make preparations to protect their lives and livelihoods
10:26:10 May 22, 2006, Monday (PDT) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...NOAA Concludes Successful Hurricane Awareness Tour...
With the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season less than three weeks away, NOAA's 2006 Hurricane Awareness Tour came to a successful conclusion Friday in Tampa, Fla., delivering its message of the need for hurricane preparedness to thousands of visitors and media audiences.
10:40:34 May 12, 2006, Friday (PDT) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...Area Where Hurricanes Develop Is Warmer, Say NOAA Scientists..
The region of the tropical Atlantic where many hurricanes originate has warmed by several tenths of a degree Celsius over the 20th century, and new climate model simulations suggest that human activity, such as increasing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, may contribute significantly to this warming.
13:59:28 May 2, 2006, Tuesday (PDT) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...NOAA Hurricane Preparedness Campaign Goes Airborne...
With the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season still etched on the coastline from Texas to Florida, forecasters from the National Hurricane Center will join the aircrew from the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center on a hurricane hunter aircraft tour from May 1 - 5. The mission will increase hurricane awareness and encourage preparedness along the Gulf coast and Florida.
07:38:55 May 1, 2006, Monday (PDT) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...Some East Coast States Have Driest March Ever, Severe Drought Continues In ...
(...Some East Coast States Have Driest March Ever, Severe Drought Continues In Southwest, Southern Plains, Record Rainfall In Hawaii...)
It was the driest March on record for five East Coast states and the wettest month in parts of the Hawaiian Islands, according to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center. March 2006 also was warmer than usual, with an average temperature of 44.0 degrees F, or 1.5 degrees above the 1895-2005 statistical mean.
11:36:29 April 18, 2006, Tuesday (PDT) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...NOAA Launches First Set of Atlantic Basin Tsunami Buoy Stations...
NOAA finished installation of five Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami (DART) buoy stations off the East and Gulf coasts and the Caribbean as part of the expansion of the U.S. tsunami warning system. The latest buoy station, off New Orleans, joins stations off Charleston, S.C.; Miami, and two off San Juan, Puerto Rico.
11:26:06 April 17, 2006, Monday (PDT) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan and Wilma "Retired" from List of Storm Names...
Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan and Wilma, all from the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, were "retired" from the list of Atlantic storm names by an international hurricane committee of the World Meteorological Organization. These five names, part of last season's record-setting 28 tropical storms and 15 hurricanes, will not reappear on the list of future storm names.
11:58:57 April 6, 2006, Thursday (PDT) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...Severe Thunderstorms Expected Over Parts Of The Central And Southern Plains ...
(...Severe Thunderstorms Expected Over Parts Of The Central And Southern Plains Thursday and Early Thursday Night...)
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center is forecasting an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms Thursday and Thursday night (April 6) across eastern parts of the Central and Southern Plains. This is potentially a very dangerous situation.
06:31:00 April 6, 2006, Thursday (PDT) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...NOAA Reports a Busy Start to Tornado Season; Outbreak Underscores Value of NOAA ...
(...NOAA Reports a Busy Start to Tornado Season; Outbreak Underscores Value of NOAA Weather Radio...)
A total of 68 tornado reports and 26 tornado fatalities in eight states on Sunday brought the totals for the year to 355.
17:00:00 April 3, 2006, Monday (PDT) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...NOAA Web Portal Makes the Search for Past Weather Data User-Friendly...
Finding climate information, such as past weather conditions and temperature and precipitation averages and extremes, can be easily achieved through NOWData (NOAA Online Weather Data) - a tab click away on the newly-standardized climate pages of the 122 local NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Offices.
16:00:00 March 29, 2006, Wednesday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...March 23rd is World Meteorological Day...
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), along with its 187 members, celebrates World Meteorological Day each year on March 23. The theme for this year is "Preventing and Mitigating Natural Disasters". The theme, according to WMO Secretary General Mr. Michel Jarraud, was chosen because 90 percent of all natural hazards are related to weather, climate, and water.
16:00:00 March 22, 2006, Wednesday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...Flood Safety Awareness Week...
Flooding is a coast to coast threat to the United States and its territories year round. Flood Safety Awareness Week (March 20-24) highlights some of the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what you can do to save lives and property.
16:00:00 March 18, 2006, Saturday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...NOAA Announces U.S. Spring Outlook...
NOAA, in partnership with the National Interagency Fire Center, announced that despite periodic precipitation, the Spring outlook supports the potential for a significant wildfire season in the Southwest and central and southern Plains.
16:00:00 March 15, 2006, Wednesday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...Rain Returns to Parched Phoenix...
Rain showers fell in Phoenix, AZ., this weekend for the first time since October 18, 2005. The previous record dry spell was 101 consecutive days (Sept. 23, 1999 to Jan. 1, 2000). The rainfall will have little impact on the region's deep drought, which is forecast to persist through at least May.
16:00:00 March 12, 2006, Sunday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...National Weather Service Declares Benton County AR. As 1000th StormReady Community ...
NOAA's National Weather Service has declared Benton County, AR the nation's 1,000th StormReady community. Benton County, AR, is served by the National Weather Service office in Tulsa, OK, where the popular life-saving program originated in 1999.
21:00:00 February 27, 2006, Monday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...National Weather Service Unveils New RIDGE Radar ...
The new RIDGE radar (Radar Integrated Display with Geospatial Elements) display is now available from National Weather Service forecast offices nationwide. RIDGE radar combines radar imagery with warning information atop a topographical map and other features.
21:00:00 February 21, 2006, Tuesday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...FEarly February Snowstorm In Northeast Classified As A Category 3 "Major" Storm...
The weekend snowstorm that struck the eastern seaboard was classified as "Major" or a Category 3 storm on the new Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale, or NESIS, scale, according to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.
21:00:00 February 15, 2006, Wednesday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...How Much Snow Fell Yesterday In My Area?...
NOAA's National Climatic Data Center posts snowfall maps for the most recent 1, 2, 3, and 7-day period by state. Current snowdepth maps are also available.
21:00:00 February 12, 2006, Sunday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
... NOAA Reports Record Warm January Across The U.S....
NOAA's National Climatic Data Center reports the average U.S. temperature was more than 8 degrees above average.
21:00:00 February 9, 2006, Thursday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
... NOAA Says La Nina Here As Predicted...
The NOAA Climate Prediction Center announced the official return of La Nina. Agency forecasters predicted La Nina was forming nearly three weeks ago. Oceanic sea surface temperatures have met the operational definition of La Nina for the November through January period. La Nina is the periodic cooling of ocean waters in the east-central equatorial Pacific, which can impact the typical alignment of weather patterns around the globe.
16:00:00 February 1, 2006, Wednesday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...NOAA Uses New Post-Storm Rating System For Big Northeast Snowstorms...
NOAA announced that for the remainder of the winter season, its scientists will give the public a new, easy-to-understand scale to categorize major snowstorms after they affect the Northeast. The Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale, or NESIS, will quickly calculate the impact of a powerful snowstorm soon after it strikes, and give it a rank, similar to methods used to categorize the strength of tornadoes.
21:00:00 January 30, 2006, Monday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...NOAA Updates List Of U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather, Climate Disasters...
NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., updated the Web site that lists U.S. billion dollar weather and climate disasters from 1980 to the present. A crippling Midwest drought and four hurricanes from the 2005 deadly, record-breaking season are on the list - Dennis, Rita, Wilma and Katrina, this nation's costliest hurricane ever.
21:00:00 January 29, 2006, Sunday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...NOAA Predicts Weak La Nina
Weak La Nina conditions are predicted in the tropical Pacific just in time for spring, but NOAA scientists stress it is too early to know how this could affect springtime and summertime weather patterns in the United States.
17:50:53 January 6, 2006, Friday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...NOAA Offers Free Navigational Charts on Web...
Mariners can now get free electronic downloads of NOAA Raster Navigational Charts or RNCs.
17:41:43 January 6, 2006, Friday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...Wildfire Threat In The Southern Plains Won't Soon Be Extinguished...
The Southern Plains remain at risk of wildfires as mild temperatures, low humidity and strong winds continue in combination with drought-stricken land.
07:45:39 January 3, 2006, Tuesday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...Soaking Storms Leave Rivers Swollen in California...Oregon...and Washington....
21:00:00 December 31, 2005, Saturday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...2005 Ends On An Active Weather Note...
2005 brought a record-breaking hurricane season, blistering heat waves, lingering drought and a crippling Northeast blizzard. It will come close to the all-time high global annual average temperature.
21:00:00 December 31, 2005, Saturday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...Tropical Depression ZETA...
ZETA and the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season finally come to an end
21:00:00 December 31, 2005, Saturday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...Flooding Ahead Turn Around Don't Drown Official Highway Incident Sign...
In an effort to reduce the number of lives lost due to flooding, the National Weather Service, Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, National Safety Council, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, and Federal Alliance for Safe Homes are promoting a federally approved incident road sign called, "Flooding Ahead Turn Around Don't Drown."
16:00:00 December 8, 2005, Thursday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines
...NOAA Weather Radio: Essential Item On Every Holiday Wish List...
Shoppers scurrying for holiday gifts are encouraged to purchase a NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards unit for everyone on their list. They can be purchased at many electronics and department stores.
21:00:00 December 4, 2005, Sunday (PST) Source: NOAA's National Weather Service Headlines