Investing in Forecast Research

The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang put out a recent article featuring guest commentary from Thomas Bogdan, President of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. In this article, Bogdan stresses the importance of continued investment in weather forecast research for the well-being of our society. The reason this topic came about is because the Federal […]

mPING Weather App

Here is an easy way to become a contributor to the weather community by using your smartphone! The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory is collecting public weather reports through a free app called “mPING” available for smart phones or mobile devices.   The app is called “mPING,” for Meteorological Phenomena Identification Near the Ground. mPING reports […]

NOAA sends Coyote aircrafts inside Hurricane Edouard

The NOAA Hurricane Hunters released unmanned Coyote aircrafts inside Hurricane Edouard Monday.  The aircrafts were sent in to fly near the ocean surface to collect data.  The following is an excerpt from an article released by NOAA Monday morning: “NOAA hurricane hunters entered a new chapter in the use of unmanned aircraft systems today when scientists […]

Earth’s Hottest & Coldest Times

Recently, NOAA Climate researchers released an article regarding some of the Earth’s hottest times in history. This is an interesting read that uses historical geologic evidence in addition to fossils and other scientific clues that can help determine past climates. The article stretches from Earth’s earliest days; when temperatures could reach hundreds of degrees Fahrenheit, to […]

Large sinkhole At Austin Peay State University

A massive sinkhole opened up at Austin Peay State’s Governors Stadium in Clarksville, TN on Monday.  The sinkhole reportedly appeared as work was being done on their 10,000 seat stadium.  Ongoing construction may have contributed. Here’s a view of this massive sinkhole at Austin Peay! Check it out! Don’t worry- no injuries. @WSMV — […]