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The largest tornado outbreaks in the U.S. are producing more tornadoes, but scientists aren’t sure why

Friday, January 06, 2017
NOAA Research-funded scientists have reported a sobering finding in Science regarding our Nation’s severe weather: the tornado outbreaks with the most tornadoes are spawning more tornadoes than ever before and are occurring more often.

NYC could experience a twenty-fold increase in seasonal coastal flooding episodes by the end of the 21st century

Thursday, January 05, 2017
A new NOAA Research-funded study warns that from 2054-2079, sea level rise could lead to a total of 165 flooding events compared to the 1979-2004 total of 7 flooding events in the Big Apple, and that major flood events may be 3 to 4 times more frequent.

NOAA soliciting public comments on Climate Science Special Report

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
On behalf of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), NOAA is soliciting public comments on the draft Climate Science Special Report (CSSR).

NOAA Research plays key role in advancing subseasonal extreme weather and climate prediction

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Representatives from academia, government, and the private sector recently concluded a two day NOAA-supported workshop on improving understanding and prediction of extreme weather and climate from two weeks to a season ahead (subseasonal to seasonal). This workshop followed a kickoff meeting for a new NOAA Research-organized Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Prediction Task Force.  

NOAA's 2016 Arctic Report Card: Visual highlights

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A new NOAA-sponsored report shows that unprecedented warming air temperature in 2016 triggered massive declines in sea ice and snow cover across the  Arctic, and brought a record-breaking delay to fall sea ice freeze up. Learn more through our image highlights of the 2016 Arctic Report Card.

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