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  • Cape Cod shark report faulted for misleading data, costs

    11/17/2019 10:28:23 AM PST · by Capt. Tom · 42 replies
    Cape Cod Times ^ | Sunday November 17, 2019 - 4:38:38 am | Doug Fraser»
    ORLEANS — On a sunny fall day, Kristian Sexton was sitting on Nauset Beach, hunched over a small hand-held monitor, his head buried in a sun shade. Offshore, feeding humpback whales were breaching, but closer to the beach, Sexton was tracking three great white sharks with a drone ….snip “It’s definitely a promising technology, not a perfect (shark detection) technology, nothing is, but in the right conditions you can see very well,” he said. Sexton is critical of the assessment of shark mitigation technologies by the Woods Hole Group ...snip In an email response to an interview request, Woods Hole...
  • Climate-change deniers may be propping up home prices in waterfront communities, research suggests

    11/07/2019 8:35:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | November 7, 2019 | by Jacob Passy
    The fate of home prices in real-estate markets that have a high risk of being affected by climate change could come down to how many local residents actually believe in climate change. A new study examined the role climate change denial plays in the pricing of these homes. Researchers compared sea-level data from NOAA, current real-estate transaction data from Zillow, and geographic data about climate change attitudes from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, which estimates opinions on climate change based on a national data set of 24,000 people. Having a higher concentration of people who deny climate change...
  • NOAA Releases 2019-2020 Winter Outlook - Favors Above Average Temps Across Much of the Country

    10/23/2019 2:32:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    My State Line ^ | 10/19/19 | Candice King
    NOAA released its official winter outlook Thursday morning, predicting a higher probability for above average temperatures across much of the country, and above average precipitation for much of the Upper Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes. Forecasters say that even though colder than average temperatures are not favored, there will likely be some areas that end up with temperatures below average for the winter season (December-February). The El Niño Southern Oscillation often times influences our winter weather here in the United States, however forecasters with NOAA say we are currently in neutral conditions (neither El Niño or La Niña are present)...
  • Nominee to oversee NWS wants to privatize weather forecasting

    10/17/2019 3:09:18 AM PDT · by Norski · 6 replies
    Wildfire Today ^ | October 15, 2019 | Bill Gabbert
    Barry Myers is the former CEO of Accuweather NOAA NWSThe person that has been nominated to run the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which includes the National Weather Service, thinks the NWS should reduce or eliminate the weather analysis and forecasting products it makes available to taxpayers. Barry Meyers resigned from his CEO position at Accuweather, a company founded by his brother Joel, in order to improve his chances of being confirmed by the Senate and Congress to run NOAA. The executives at Mr. Meyers’ family business would like to continue receiving weather data at no charge that NOAA and...
  • Leading federal meteorologist drowns in rough N. Carolina surf forecasters had warned about

    10/03/2019 10:50:35 AM PDT · by TomServo · 17 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/3/2019 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    The director of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration division for predicting weather died Monday in North Carolina while swimming in dangerous conditions that federal forecasters had warned about.
  • Scientists are sprinkling millions of tiny glass beads on glaciers (snip)

    09/26/2019 1:55:21 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 126 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/26/2019 | JAMES PERO
    A newly devised type of silica bead could help save melting glaciers from the onslaught of climate change, scientists say. The innovative new approach, developed by a company called Ice911, employs minuscule beads of 'glass' which are spread across the surface layer of glaciers. There they help to reflect light beating down on them and slow what has become a tremendous pace of melt throughout the last several years. 'I just asked myself a very simple question: Is there a safe material that could help replace that lost reflectivity?' Found of Ice911, Leslie Field, told Mother Jones. What they landed...
  • NOAA assailed for defending Trump’s Hurricane Dorian claim

    09/07/2019 3:47:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 9-7-19 5 minutes ago | By SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top officials of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are assailing the agency for undermining its weather forecasters as it defends President Donald Trump’s statement from days ago that Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama. They say NOAA’s action risks the credibility of the nation’s weather and science agency and may even risk lives.
  • Agency reverses course on Trump's Alabama hurricane claim (once again, Trump is right)

    09/06/2019 8:00:52 PM PDT · by cba123 · 23 replies
    WASHINGTON — A federal agency reversed course Friday on the question of whether President Donald Trump tweeted stale information about Hurricane Dorian potentially hitting Alabama, upsetting meteorologists around the country. On Sunday, Trump had warned that Alabama, along with the Carolinas and Georgia, was “most likely to be hit (much) harder than anticipated.” The National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, tweeted in response: “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east.” But the president has been adamant throughout the week that...
  • Statement from NOAA

    09/06/2019 10:20:42 PM PDT · by Synthesist · 59 replies
    NOAA ^ | 6SEP2019 | Unknown NOAA Spokesperson
    From Wednesday, August 28, through Monday, September 2, the information provided by NOAA and the National Hurricane Center to President Trump and the wider public demonstrated that tropical-storm-force winds from Hurricane Dorian could impact Alabama. This is clearly demonstrated in Hurricane Advisories #15 through #41, which can be viewed at the following link. The Birmingham National Weather Service’s Sunday morning tweet spoke in absolute terms that were inconsistent with probabilities from the best forecast products available at the time.
  • National Weather Service workers are 'disgusted' at their NOAA bosses for 'throwing them under the..

    09/07/2019 8:26:24 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 113 replies
    daily mail ^ | 9/7/2019 | JENNIFER SMITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Workers in the National Weather Service are 'shocked, stunned and irate' at their bosses in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for backing Trump up and claiming that he was right to say Hurricane Dorian was headed for Alabama. In a string of baffling developments now known as 'Sharpiegate', the row centers on the president's September 1 tweet that the brutal storm was likely to hit Alabama 'harder' than expected. The NWS Birmingham office quickly issued a tweet to insist the state was not in the storm's path. Trump then defended his statement and insist it was based on early...
  • Hurricane Dorian Live Thread

    08/28/2019 1:34:36 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 1,285 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 28 August 2019 | NHC/NOAA
    Hurricane Dorian battered St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and brushing Puerto Rico. Taking aim at the Florida Atlantic Coastline, Hurricane Dorian is projected to be a major hurricane (Category 3) at landfall. Satellite Imagery Dorian NHC Public Advisories NHC Discussions Florida Radar Loop (with storm track overlay) Buoy Data with Storm Track overlay
  • Tornado, severe weather outbreak most 'prolonged stretch' in 8 years -- and here's why

    05/29/2019 9:58:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2019 | Travis Fedschun
    A two-week onslaught of volatile weather has wrought death and destruction from the Southern Plains to the Northeast, bombarding the country's interior with disaster after disaster all because of a stalled weather pattern. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center has received more than 500 reports of tornadoes in the last 30 days. The 442 twisters reported in May -- which is historically tornado season's busiest month -- is still nearly double the 3-year average of 226 cyclones. "The threat is ongoing in the same areas we have seen over the past couple of days," Fox News Senior...
  • Winter outlook 2018-2019: How’d we do?

    05/03/2019 5:10:08 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 25 replies ^ | March 28, 2019 | Tom Di Liberto
    With the season having ended, it is time for my annual review (see previous reviews here and here) of how NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center’s Winter Outlook did....Starting off with temperature The Winter Outlook issued on November 15, 2018*, for December-February was one that tilted towards the warm side (1). Reality… well—and this is for all those GenXers out there—reality bites. Instead of a warmer-than-average Northern Plains, Pacific Northwest and West Coast, temperatures were colder than average. And the southeastern United States, a place where the winter outlook saw an equal chance of all options, was the warmest compared to average....
  • Mysterious new orca species likely identified (plus video)

    03/08/2019 4:07:49 AM PST · by blueplum · 32 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 07 Mar 2019 | Douglas Main
    At the bottom of the world, in some of the roughest seas, live mysterious killer whales that look very different from other orcas. Now, for the first time, scientists have located and studied these animals in the wild. The orcas are “highly likely” to be a new species, says Robert Pitman, a researcher with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The scientific team made the finding in January about 60 miles off the coast of Cape Horn, Chile..
  • Shutdown Drama Shows Need for Private Weather Service (Huh?)

    01/22/2019 7:19:56 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 1/22/2019 | Ross Marchand
    For residents of St. Louis, Missouri and Washington D.C. commuting to work surrounded by mountains of snow, it’s essential that they leave home equipped with an accurate weather forecast. Yet, politics is rearing its ugly head and preventing Americans from getting the information they need to make safe travel choices. During the shutdown, the National Weather Service (NWS) is forcing Americans to undertake DIY forecasting. Even though the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, which oversees the NWS) has claimed that much of “operations are in excepted status and therefore remain in place to provide forecasts and warnings to protect...
  • As Trump questions global warming, UN says: US gov’t won’t [barf]

    11/22/2018 6:53:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 22, 2018 | Jamey Keaten
    A top U.N. scientist on Thursday shrugged off an online quip from U.S. President Donald Trump that questioned global warming, saying a U.S. government report will show the “fundamental impacts of climate change on the U.S. continent.” Officials at the World Meteorological Organization also said environmentally minded efforts by the state of California, in parts of the financial sector, among grassroots activists and others will have more of an impact to help the fight against climate change than “political disturbance” and “discourse” will impede it. The science, they said, will have the last word. Some of that science comes Friday...
  • Rising sea levels could leave internet cables underwater within 15 years, study says

    08/11/2018 5:32:44 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 86 replies ^ | August 9, 2018 | Adrianna Novarro
    A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin says that internet cables will be underwater in 15 years, and it's too late to stop it. Coauthor Dr. Carol Barford said that she and the other researchers had expected to see some overlap in infrastructure and shorelines, but the timing surprised them. "The main thing that we didn't expect was that it would be so soon," Barford told AccuWeather. In 2015, Barford's two coauthors, Paul Barford and Ramakrishnan Durairajan, contributed to a study that mapped out the infrastructure of the internet in the...
  • 'Interplanetary Shock Wave' Spawns Electric-Blue Auroras

    04/21/2018 10:32:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | April 21, 2018 08:00am ET | Sarah Lewin,
    A moderate geomagnetic storm kicked up in Earth's skies Friday morning (April 20), bringing green and rare electric-blue auroras that stretched as far south as Indiana. The space-weather news site reported that an "interplanetary shock wave" hit Earth's magnetic field at about 3:50 a.m. EDT (2350 on April 19 GMT), quadrupling the intensity of the flow of particles streaming from the sun toward Earth, called the solar wind. The incoming wave of material resulted in a G2-level, or moderate, geomagnetic storm, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). These types of storms can...
  • Mysterious Gatherings of Nearly 1,400 Sharks Spotted Off Northeast Coast

    04/17/2018 6:58:19 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | April 16, 2018 | Ada Carr
    Aerial photos have captured odd gatherings of almost 1,400 basking sharks and researchers aren't totally sure what it is the animals are up to. It’s not uncommon to see the sharks individually, but seeing them in large groups is rare. It’s still unclear why the animals are coming together, but researchers suggest they are likely gathering in the waters from Long Island to Nova Scotia to grab a bite, according to recent findings published in the Journal of Fish Biology. The scientists studied aerial photos taken between June 1980 and November 2013 and found 10 large groups of the sharks...
  • What's the Deal with SpaceX, NOAA and Live Rocket Launch Video?

    03/30/2018 6:23:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | March 30, 2018 05:37pm ET | Tariq Malik,
    9 minutes into an otherwise routine Falcon 9 launch of 10 Iridium Next communications satellites from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, SpaceX cut the feed. The video blackout was intentional because of "restrictions" from a U.S. government agency known for its own live views of Earth from space. Those restrictions, has learned, apparently hinge on a recent NOAA assertion that the cameras on SpaceX's Falcon 9 second stage can qualify as a "remote sensing space system," which would require a provisional license from the U.S. agency if SpaceX wanted to show the live video and still launch on time....