Articles tagged "noaa"

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New sunspot is emerging over the Sun's northeastern limb

A big new sunspot is emerging over the sun's northeastern limb. AR1271 has at least four dark cores and it is crackling with small flares. The sunspot's entrance was captured in this 24-hour movie from the Solar Dynamics Observatory: NOAA forecasters...

August 16, 2011

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Saharan dust drifts west over Atlantic Ocean

A massive Saharan dust plume has drifted west over the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Verde Islands, located 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa.GOES, a US geostationary weather satellite, captured the below image of the dust Friday.  The image presents the

June 26, 2011

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NOAA releases latest tornado outbreak numbers

NOAA released the latest stats concerning last week's tornado outbreak in the South. The organization's current tornado estimate is 305 as of Wednesday, May 4. If this number is correct, it is the largest outbreak in history, surpassing the April 3-4, 1974, outbreak,

May 04, 2011

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Ranked: The Worst Snowstorms in US History

Arguing over which snowstorm was the biggest ever is a favorite pastime for weather buffs across the country. Now scientists have developed a new ranking system that could silence those debates.After storms such as the Groundhog Day blizzard of 2011, people tend

February 18, 2011