NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.
Photos of the day - July 1, 2015A woman swims in an outdoor swimming pool while the sun is shining in Hamburg, Germany, July 1, 2015. The European weather forecast is predicting high temperatures for the next few days. (EPA/AXEL HEIMKEN)
Sans Polar Satellites, Sandy Forecasts Would’ve Suffered - Five days before Hurricane Sandy plowed into coastal New Jersey — driving a wall of water over the iconic Jersey Shore boardwalks and deep into portions of New York City — a computer model run by a European weather modeling center accurately predicted its track and strength, causing weather forecasters to sound the alarm.
KMC Forecast from the 21st Operational Weather Squadron. Your source for European weather information.
The concept of weather forecasting requires sophisticated hardware (satellites) & software (modeling), not Groundhogs. The Europeans have provided a good example for the Caribbean to model, as opposed to the American media fascination over a rodent to predict the extent of the winter season. Many feel that the media conspires to spur retail purchases for storms even though the European models indicate no threats. This blog examines this practice, consequences & urges the Caribbean to do…