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The US Is Testing a Storm Surge Warning System for Hurricanes

The wall of wind-driven ocean that accompanies a hurricane is called a “surge” for a reason: This isn’t a gentle rising of the water level, it’s violent and destructive—sometimes more so than the hurricane’s winds. This hurricane season, for the first time, the National Hurricane Center will be testing a prototype… » 5/19/15 8:00pm 5/19/15 8:00pm

A Dead Satellite Could Ruin Weather--And Tornado--Prediction For Years

While extreme weather events seem to come and go more often than ever, our ability to forecast them does at least help us minimize risk to human life. But an impending weather satellite outage could make events like yesterday's devestating tornado even harder to predict—for up to three years. » 5/21/13 9:30am 5/21/13 9:30am