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Researchers Create Extreme Weather Early Warning System from ‘Obsolete’ Tool

Rice University engineers have created a deep learning computer system that taught itself to accurately predict extreme weather events, like heat waves, up to five days in advance using minimal information about current weather conditions. Ironically, Rice’s self-learning “capsule neural …

N.Y. Aims to Improve Storm Forecasts With Automated Weather Stations

Counting every raindrop or measuring every gust of wind is impossible, but New York is getting closer with a uniquely extensive statewide system of automated weather stations that should paint a dramatically clearer picture of developing storms. Described as the …

N.Y.’s Schumer: Storms Like Joaquin Show Need to Upgrade Weather Satellites

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, is warning that a lack of funding to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s budget could lead to big problems with the nation’s weather satellites when the next big storm hits. The New York …

Energy Companies Are Preparing for Possibility of Joaquin Hitting NYC Area

U.S. energy companies said on Wednesday they were preparing for the possibility that Hurricane Joaquin could hit the New York City area early next week, potentially following the destructive course of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Joaquin strengthened into a hurricane …

Eastern U.S. Soaked by Rain as Hurricane Joaquin Gains Force Near Bahamas

The weather outlook for the eastern U.S. is starting to resemble the plot of a 1970s disaster movie in which everything that could go wrong did. From the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast, the coastal states have been soaked by rain. …

Forecasters Watching Tropical Storm Joaquin as It Churns in Atlantic

Forecasters are watching Tropical Storm Joaquin as it churns in the Atlantic near the Bahamas to see if it will become a threat to the U.S. East Coast later this week. Joaquin was about 385 miles (620 kilometers) northeast of …

Farmers’ Almanac Predicts Harsh Winter for Northeast in 2016

It’s not what Bostonians want to hear: The Farmer’s Almanac says another rough winter is in your stars. A year after Boston was pummeled with the snowiest winter on record, editors of the Maine-based publication have dubbed their latest forecast …

Cal U. of Pennsylvania Teaches Tricky Science of Predicting Snow

Predicting winter weather is a slippery slope. People depend on weather forecasters to tell them when to stock up on milk and bread, but if a predicted blizzard doesn’t materialize, a flurry of complaints surface on social media. Snow is …

New York City Blizzard Proves Dud as Weather Forecasters Miss Mark

Reopen Broadway, start up the trains, get the commuters back on the road. The great New York City blizzard of ’15 was a bust. Not that there was no snow — Manhattan’s Central Park had 7.9 inches (20 centimeters) as …

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Wants State to Have Best Weather Monitoring System

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York to create the nation’s best weather monitoring system, one more robust than even the National Weather Service and more capable of predicting events like the snowstorm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under …