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Decoding Barometers: The Importance of Understanding Pressure Changes


By If you just look at a barometer once, it’s pretty much as satirist Ambrose Bierce described. The needle on the front of that old school brass barometer points to “Fair,” and when you look outside, sure enough, it’s not a bad day. When it says “Rain,” often enough,… SEE MORE

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The Complex Dynamics of Coastal Flooding Along the US Atlantic Coast


By Research led by Deltares, USGS, and USACE investigates the interplay between tropical and extratropical cyclones in driving coastal flooding along the subtropical Southeast Atlantic Coast of the United States. The research presents a comprehensive flood hazard and impact assessment spanning from Virginia to Florida, offering critical insights into… SEE MORE

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Nothing to Sneeze at: New Research Shows Pollen can Change the Weather


By Experimental model explores connection between air quality and weather. More than 80 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies due to airborne pollen, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Associated medical costs exceed $3 billion every year, with nearly half of those costs linked… SEE MORE

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NOAA Announces National Heat Forecast Tool: HeatRisk


By NOAA.  NOAA is expanding the availability of a new experimental heat tool called HeatRisk ahead of the hot summer months. A collaboration with NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HeatRisk provides information and guidance for those who are particularly vulnerable to… SEE MORE


Researchers Predict Well Above-Average 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season


By Colorado State University. Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting an extremely active Atlantic hurricane season in their initial 2024 forecast. The team cites record warm tropical and eastern subtropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures as a primary factor for their prediction of 11 hurricanes this year. When waters in… SEE MORE

Emergency Response Effort for Endangered Sawfish


By The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is documenting reports of abnormal fish behavior, including spinning and whirling, in the Lower Florida Keys. Along with this abnormal behavior, there have also been reports of fish deaths in these areas, including more than 28 smalltooth sawfish as of March 24. The… SEE MORE

Virginia Lawmakers Move to Protect Commercial Fishermen from Harassment at Sea


By Larry Chowning. The Virginia General Assembly has passed HB 928, a bill designed to protect commercial fishermen and their boats from harassment at sea. The measure passed 38-1 by the state Senate and 99-0 in the lower House, and was signed on by legislative leaders in early March. Gov.… SEE MORE


Why Is the Sea So Hot?


By Elizabeth Kolbert. In early 2023, climate scientists—and anyone else paying attention to the data—started to notice something strange. At the beginning of March, sea-surface temperatures began to rise. By April, they’d set a new record: the average temperature at the surface of the world’s oceans, excluding those at the… SEE MORE

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Vernal Equinox Oddities: Lots to Learn about the First Day of Spring


By Bob Berman at March Equinox Fun Facts On this March equinox, does the Sun rise due east and set due west? Are day and night of equal duration? Some of these answers are quite contrary to common wisdom. Bob Berman brings the fun facts to celebrate the first day of spring!… SEE MORE

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High Tide Flooding Predictions for March 2024


By US Harbors. Coastal Flooding Outlook for March 2024 March’s highest tides start at the end of the first week in March–around March 9th–for most of the country, and will last several days. NOAA’s predictions for tidal flooding primarily focus on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, and the Pacific Northwest.… SEE MORE


The Coast of Maine Gets Back to Business


By Paul Molyneaux. Putting the coast of Maine back together will take know-how and patience. After two back-to-back, record-breaking storms in Maine, there may not be any getting back to normal. According to a webinar offered by the Island Institute in Rockland, Maine, normal is over. The Gulf of Maine has risen 7.5… SEE MORE

Atlantic Ocean Circulation Nearing ‘Devastating’ Tipping Point, Study Finds


By Jonathan Watts. The circulation of the Atlantic Ocean is heading towards a tipping point that is “bad news for the climate system and humanity”, a study has found. The scientists behind the research said they were shocked at the forecast speed of collapse once the point is reached, although… SEE MORE

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NOAA and Honeywell to explore use of HALAS upper-air data to aid in weather forecasting


By February 7, 2024 – NOAA’s National Weather Service and Honeywell Aerospace Technologies signed a two-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to deploy a high-altitude LiDAR Atmospheric Sensing (HALAS) ground system and to evaluate the upper-air data gathered to determine if it could aid in weather forecasting. Honeywell’s HALAS ground system uses… SEE MORE

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Friday Find: Supersized Ice Crystals


By On the morning of February 28, 1936, “ice crystals of unusual size” were found in Boise, Idaho. According to the March 1936 edition of the Weather Bureau’s Monthly Weather Review, the group was 22 inches across, or almost twice as wide as two standard dinner plates, and included… SEE MORE

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NOAA welcomes third Beechcraft King Air to its Specialized Aircraft Fleet


By NOAA’s newest aircraft, a Beechcraft King Air 360 CER turboprop, has arrived at the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center in Lakeland, Florida. The new aircraft, designated N65RF, is configured to support NOAA coastal mapping missions and aerial surveys of damage in communities after events like hurricane landfall, tornadoes or flooding. With… SEE MORE