This is why we can't have nice things.
The value of extending the range of weather forecasts is enormous.
At a pivotal moment, the government's hub for official hurricane information was inaccessible.
Some Weather Service offices have doubled the frequency of balloon releases to four.
The cone has very little to do with what the models are predicting or how uncertain forecasters are.
Forecasters need help from social scientists. Proposed legislation in Congress would provide it.
The question being asked today: Why did the Storm Prediction Center miss this outbreak? And does it matter?
NOAA's next-generation weather satellite will monitor storms with higher resolution than any other U.S. satellite of its kind.
Within three years, the U.S. will be running a new global forecasting model.
In D.C., the Weather Service inadvertently issued an invalid flash flood warning.