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PDS tornado watch 100
As I was writing my previous entry about the year's first First high risk day of 2014, the SPC issued a Particularly Dangerous Situation Tornado Watch for the High Risk area:     Text of the watch: URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 100 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 335 PM CDT SUN APR 27 2014 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL ARKANSAS EXTREME SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA * EFFECTIVE T...
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2014 first high risk day
The severe weather season for 2014 has gotten off to a slow start.  But here, on the third anniversary of the 2011 Super Outbreak, we have our first High Risk day of 2014.  The High Risk was issued rather late in the day at about 3:00PM CDT.  The High Risk area encompasses most of southern and southwestern Arkansas, as seen in the screenshot from GRLevel3: The text of the High Risk advisory: ...ARKLATEX NEWD ACROSS MUCH OF AR/SRN MO... THE RICHEST MOISTURE IN THE WARM SECTOR IS SPREADING ...
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THE WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK, MDSTORM SUMMARY MESSAGE STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 03 FOR ROCKIES TO UPPER MIDWEST WINTER STORM NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD 200 AM MST TUE DEC 03 2013 ...ARCTIC FRONT SPREADING FRIGID AIR AND WINTRY PRECIPITATION FROM THE NORTHERN ROCKIES INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS... WINTER STORM WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST EXTENDING EASTWARD INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND U...
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111713 high risk event
For only about the sixth time ever (based on a quick look at WikiPedia List of SPC High Risk Days) in November or December, the SPC has issued a high risk of severe weather.  The overall severe risk area encompasses about one third of the population of the US, with almost 19 million people in the high risk area, including the cities of Chicago and Indianapolis.  Here is a map of the forecast event: And as of 9:00 AM CST, we already have our first tornado watch of the day: URGENT - IMMEDIAT...
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Brazos River runs dry during Texas drought, Summer 2011
Supports President Obama’s Climate Action Plan November 15, 2013 WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013—As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Obama Administration today announced an interagency National Drought Resilience Partnership to help communities better prepare for future droughts and reduce the impact of drought events on livelihoods and the economy. Responding to requests from communities, businesses, and farmers and ranchers, the National Drought Resilience Partnership wi...
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November 14, 2013 NOAA Fisheries announced today final regulations requiring the United States Navy to implement protective measures during training and testing activities in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico to reduce effects on marine mammals. The Navy requested an authorization under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, because the sound generated by active sonar, the sound and pressure generated by detonating explosives, and other associated activities could affect the beha...
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October Extreme Weather/Climate Events
Maps and Graphics Temperature and Precipitation Ranks U.S. Percentage Areas More Information National Overview: Supplemental October 2013 Information Climate Highlights — October The average temperature for the contiguous United States during October was 53.6°F, 0.6°F below the 20thcentury average, making it the 37th coolest October on record. Below-average temperatures dominated west of the Mississippi River. Oregon had its 11th coolest October, with a monthly temperatu...
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Fisheries Survey Vessel Reuben Lasker.
Reuben Lasker to support marine research on the West Coast November 12, 2013 Fisheries Survey Vessel Reuben Lasker following delivery from Marinette Marine Corporation to NOAA on Nov. 8, 2013 in Norfolk, Va. Download here. (Credit: NOAA) NOAA has taken delivery of Reuben Lasker, the agency’s newest high-tech fisheries survey vessel from Marinette Marine Corporation, a Fincantieri company. The 208-ft. ship will primarily support ...
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Rendering of GOES-R spacecraft.
Imager will provide greater detail to forecasters October 31, 2013 Rendering of GOES-R spacecraft. Download here. (Credit: Lockheed Martin) A key instrument that will fly on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R (GOES-R) spacecraft, NOAA’s next-generation of geostationary satellites, is cleared for installation on the spacecraft.The Advanced Baseline Imager, or ABI, is GOES-R’s primary instru...
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Recreational fishing.
Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and New Bedford, Mass., remain top fishing ports October 30, 2013 Nearly 9.4 million recreational saltwater anglers in the United States took more than 70 million marine fishing trips in 2012 and caught almost 380 million fish, releasing 63 percent alive, according to a NOAA report released today. Download here. (Credit: NOAA ) U.S. commercial fishermen landed 9.6 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 201...
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coral bleaching.
October 29, 2013 A new modeling study shows that widespread bleaching events like this one in Thailand in 2010 will become more common in the future. However, the study also found signs corals may be adapting to warming -- the question is if it can be fast enough to keep up with the rate humans are burning fossil fuels. High resolution (Credit:C. Mark Eakin/NOAA ) Coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate warming, improving their chance of ...
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Most mariners now use Print-on-Demand nautical charts that are up-to-date to the moment of printing.
NOAA-certified Print-on-Demand partners will continue to sell up-to-date paper nautical charts October 22, 2013 Most mariners now use Print-on-Demand nautical charts that are up-to-date to the moment of printing. High resolution (Credit: NOAA) NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, which creates and maintains the nation’s suite of over a thousand nautical charts of U.S. coastal waters, today announced major changes ahead for mariners ...
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Cooler East and Warmer West; Snow North and Heavy Rain Along the Gulf Coast SaturdayOriginal link
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Four federal and state trustee agencies have announced $3.7 million in funds following a natural resource damages settlement to restore natural resources and habitats harmed by hazardous substances released from a manufacturing site in McIntosh, Ala.Original link
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Slight Risk for Severe Thunderstorms for Portions of Central Texas FridayOriginal link
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    (By Steve Gregory - Substituting for Dr. Masters who is on Vacation.)

    Latest SAT and Radar imagery shows Typhoon MATMO approaching the Taiwanese east coast and is currently about 65 NM S-SE of Taipei. With a NW movement at 16 Kts, MATMO should hit the east coast within the next hour or so. Radar indicates strong convective bands have been impacting the Island for the last 4-6 hours.
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    (By Steve Gregory - Substituting for Dr. Masters who is on Vacation.)

    SPECIAL UPDATE

    Latest VIS and IR imagery suggests INVEST 92L is now a Tropical Depression, though NHC has not yet ‘called it’.



    Fig 1: Latest VIS image of INVEST 92 about 1,200 NM east of the Lesser Antilles.

    The low level circulation near 11.1N / 43.5W (about 1,200NM east of...