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“Warmest Day of the Year”

It’s hot outside, very hot in fact. Standing with the refrigerator door open or futilely fanning yourself with that old newspaper isn’t all you can do to beat the summer heat. Read more »
One of the sensors that will fly aboard NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S was recently given a clean bill of health from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Read more »

NCEI Releases the June 2015 Global Climate Report

From the National Centers for Environmental Information, the June 2015 Global Climate Report. Highlights include a record warm for the first half of the year (January–June). Read more »

Rescue! Saving Lives with Satellites

Saving lives around the clock and nearly anywhere in the world takes a network of satellites, ground stations and rescue services. Read more »

Detecting Volcanic Ash through NOAA Satellites for Aviation Safety

Roughly 1,000 volcanic ash advisories have been issued by meteorologist Jamie Kibler and his colleagues at the Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (W-VAAC) since the start of 2015. Read more »

1957–58: The Year of the Satellite

On this day in 1957, scientists around the world began an intense year of research on satellites, Earth’s atmosphere, and related subjects known as the International Geophysical Year. The Soviets would launch Sputnik and the Americans would follow with Explorer 1, accelerating (if not beginning) the Space Race. Read More »

GOES-R Preview for Broadcast Meteorologists

In conjunction with the conference, the GOES-R program offered a short course on June 9, “GOES-R Preview for Broadcasters,” designed to increase awareness of GOES-R capabilities and how the new satellite data can benefit the viewing public.
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NOAA Experiments Help Build a Better Forecast

NOAA satellite experts and weather forecasters are working together at the Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT) in Norman, Oklahoma, to prepare to use data from the GOES-R satellite to improve short-range hazardous weather forecasts and warning decision-making. Read more »