NIDIS launches two new Drought Early Warning Systems 16 February 2016

NIDIS launches two new Drought Early Warning Systems

On Feb. 2 and 9, respectively, NIDIS launched two new Drought Early Warning Systems (DEWS) in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest.

SAMOS: How one dataset helps improve weather predictions 26 January 2016

SAMOS: How one dataset helps improve weather predictions

Did you watch the weather forecast today? Do you ever wonder where meteorologists get the information that helps them predict the weather?

A new OAR technical report informs the development of next-generation NOAA climate reanalysis 20 January 2016

A new OAR technical report informs the development of next-generation NOAA climate reanalysis

A new OAR/Climate Program Office (CPO) Report, summarizing key outcomes of the May 2015 NOAA Climate Reanalysis Task Force Technical Workshop held at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Maryland, has just been published.

Two new MAPP-funded studies provide new insight into drought understanding and prediction in the Central U.S. 18 January 2016

Two new MAPP-funded studies provide new insight into drought understanding and prediction in the Central U.S.

New research funded by CPO’s MAPP Program focuses on drought in the central U.S./Great Plains region and evaluates why summer droughts occur in the Southern Great Plains during some La Niña years but not in others, and how several drought indicators may promote drought preparedness during future flash drought (droughts that intensify rapidly) events.
Completion of Climate Forecast System Version 2 Archive 4 January 2016

Completion of Climate Forecast System Version 2 Archive

Reanalysis and reforecast data from NOAA’s premiere forecast system are now fully available for the public’s use.

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