Category Archives: Weather

Growing Threat – Extreme Space Weather

Extreme space weather hazardous to U.S. economy, national security While major geomagnetic storms are rare, with only a few recorded per century, there is significant potential for large-scale impacts when they do occur. Extreme space weather can be viewed as … Continue reading

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Six Billion Dollar Weather Disasters in U.S. in 2017.

According to the Weather Channel, although we are just starting the 5th month of this calendar year, the U.S. already has experienced its 6th billion dollar weather-related disaster. See: The U.S. Likely Just Experienced Its Sixth Billion-Dollar Weather Disaster of … Continue reading

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Disasters in First Quarter of 2017 Set Record

U.S. disasters in first 3 months of 2017 cost record $5B.  Given these facts, is this the right time to endure major cutbacks in federal funding regarding EPA, NOAA, FEMA and other agencies?

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Cost of Weather Disasters in 2016

Here are two articles re a new report from NOAA: From Bloomberg News: Climate Disasters Cost U.S. $46 Billion as Flooding Leads List. Excerpt: Climate-based disasters caused $46 billion in damage and killed at least 138 in the 48 contiguous … Continue reading

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New Weather Satellites

Better Forecasts Ahead for Western Weather and Natural Disasters The launch of a new generation of weather satellites is expected to bring dramatic improvements in imagery and, eventually, more accurate prediction of storms and natural disasters.

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Billion Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: time series

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: Time Series

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Problems with Weather Forecasting in the U.S.

From the New York Times Magazine (dated Oct. 23): Why Isn’t the U.S. Better at Predicting Extreme Weather?  Hurricanes like Matthew have laid bare the dirty secret of the National Weather Service: its technologies and methods are woefully behind the … Continue reading

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