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GOES-R Satellite Promises Less Art, More Science in Storm Forecasting

For forecasters trying to better pinpoint the havoc of storms, the future begins next year. That’s when the test phase for the new GOES-R satellite should be complete, providing the National Weather Service with an improved tool to track lightning, …

High-Tech Weather Forecasters Still Rely on Old-Fashioned Balloons

When the latest computer forecast models couldn’t figure out where major Hurricane Joaquin was headed earlier this month, the National Weather Service ordered extra launches of one of its oldest tools — the weather balloon. Twice a day, in what …