NOAA model shows significant forecast skill 3-4 weeks in advance 2 March 2017

NOAA model shows significant forecast skill 3-4 weeks in advance

This study represents a potentially significant step forward towards bridging the weather to climate prediction gap, which is recognized as a national and international priority.


Take a deeper look into the 2010-2015 Texas drought through this new interactive web app 19 October 2016

Take a deeper look into the 2010-2015 Texas drought through this new interactive web app

A new NOAA web application allows users to take a deeper look into the recent multi-year Texas drought and ongoing scientists’ efforts to understand it.
NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $44.3M to advance climate research, improve community resilience 3 October 2016

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards $44.3M to advance climate research, improve community resilience

NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) has awarded $44.34 million for 73 new projects designed to help advance the understanding, modeling, and prediction of Earth’s climate system and to foster effective decision making.

The Gulf of Mexico’s sea surface temperature could help predict the likelihood of summer storm activity, study says 1 August 2016

The Gulf of Mexico’s sea surface temperature could help predict the likelihood of summer storm activity, study says

A new study published in Environmental Research Letters shows that scientists could use the Gulf of Mexico’s sea surface temperature (SST) to forecast whether atmospheric conditions are favorable for extreme weather events from May through July.
CPO-sponsored research delivers a new seasonal prediction system for NWS operations 28 April 2016

CPO-sponsored research delivers a new seasonal prediction system for NWS operations

The North American Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME), a seasonal prediction system that combines forecasts from the leading North American climate models, has completed transition to NWS operations.
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