Category Archives: News of Interest

Metop-C NUCAPS Soundings Available in AWIPS

In complement to the NOAA-20 NUCAPS soundings, National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters now have access to another set of satellite-derived soundings from the European Metop-C satellite in AWIPS-II. As of 11 March 2024, the Metop-C NUCAPS soundings are accessible via … Continue reading

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User Access to JPSS Data and Imagery Online

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) constellation currently consists of three satellites that provide environmental monitoring around the globe and datasets to users. The three satellites are the Suomi-National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – 20 … Continue reading

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Our Thoughts and Hearts Go Out to the Boy Scouts of Nebraska and Iowa

(From SPC MCD 1327 –¬†Concerning Tornado Watch #509) Jeff Braun Wednesday night, June 11, 2008, at just after 6:30 PM, some 93 boys, ages 13 to 18, along with 25 adult BSA staff members, were fighting for their lives as … Continue reading

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Some Great Knowledge, Papers, and Training Materials That You May Have Missed

Jeff Braun Below are some links to, or copies of, some perhaps lesser known meteorological training materials.¬† Many of these have been born out of Aviation Weather programs either here in the USA through the military Air Force Weather Agency … Continue reading

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