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GOES-13 Satellite Eyeing System With a High Risk of Severe Weather
A low pressure area currently over northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin has created conditions that call for a forecast of severe weather in the eastern third of the U.S. today and one area is even labeled "high risk." The GOES-13 Satellite captured a visible image of the system today as daytime heating was boiling up strong and severe thunderstorms. View News Article (2011-04-27)

Imaging The Invisible: A New Look At Space Weather
How is it possible to image tiny particles that are normally invisible? What happens to our planet and its surroundings when huge solar storms collide with Earth's magnetic shield? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed this week during the UK/Ireland National Astronomy Meeting in Dublin. Our Earth is continually buffeted by a stream of energy in the form of electromagnetic... View News Article (2003-03-31)

Predicting Volcanic Eruptions
The weather forecast could help predict volcanic eruptions, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Scientists from UEA`s School of Environmental Sciences found that intense rainfall can trigger volcanic dome collapse - a particular type of eruption that occurs when a build-up of molten rock inside the side of the mountain becomes unstable and collapses releasing lava,... View News Article (2002-09-04)

Every cloud has a silver lining: Weather forecasting models could predict brain tumor growth
Ever wondered how meteorologists can accurately predict the weather? They use complex spatiotemporal weather models, i.e. mathematical equations that track the motions of the atmosphere through time and space, and combine them with incoming data streams from weather stations and satellites. View News Article (2011-12-21)

Space weather prediction model improves NOAA's forecast skill
NOAA is now using a sophisticated forecast model that substantially improves predictions of space weather impacts on Earth. View News Article (2011-10-21)

Warmer planet temperatures could cause longer-lasting weather patterns
Whether it's never-ending heat waves or winter storms, atmospheric blocking can have a significant impact on local agriculture, business and the environment.  View News Article (2010-02-19)

Sun Unleashes Another X-class Flare
The sun emitted its sixth significant flare since Oct. 23, 2013, peaking at 11:26 p.m. EST on Nov. 7, 2013. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation.  View News Article (2013-11-11)

Warmer Temperatures Make New USDA Plant Zone Map Obsolete
Gardeners and landscapers may want to rethink their fall tree plantings. Warming temperatures have already made the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new cold-weather planting guidelines obsolete. View News Article (2012-09-14)

2 warmest winter months in Midwest history may have connection
This past March was the second warmest winter month ever recorded in the Midwest, with temperatures 15 degrees above average. View News Article (2012-06-15)

Landsat 5 captures Missouri River flooding near Omaha
Landsat 5 captured an image of flooding occurring along the Iowa/Nebraska border on June 30, 2011. Flooding is still occurring on July 6, and Flood Warnings are still in effect from the National Weather Service. View News Article (2011-07-07)

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